Yesterday we took a trip to the Melody Ranch Cowboy Festival here in Santa Clarita. It was our first year attending, most definitely not our last. The day was fairly warm, (90’s), and a bit breezy, but altogether it was a really awesome experience. Having lived in the San Fernando Valley for a long time I knew about most of the films and TV shows that were filmed in the area. And I’d been to many of the studios that used to stand in the mountains. This was my first time going to one of the studios that filmed many Westerns. They also filmed Dukes of Hazard, a few episodes of MASH, The Magnificent Seven, and some Laurel and Hardy Films, just to name a few.
Here’s all the eye candy:
Me and Jem standing in front of a broken down carriage.
Jem was all about the tanks.
Scout on a rocking horse.
Jem being roped by a cowboy.
One of the many quilts made by the SCV Quilter’s Guild. (I am most interested in joining once I finish my first quilt.)
One of the Blacksmiths during the 21 ring salute of the Ringing of the Anvils.
One of the gas tanks from “Dukes of Hazard”.
1930 Buick used in a “Laurel and Hardy” film.
Part of the quilt that is being raffled, (I hope I win).
A Rocking Lamb.
The horse shoe that has our names engraved on it. I even had to “bless” it for good luck!
There are many more pix on my flickr page if you are interested. There was a lot to be seen. I’m already ready for next year!