Thursday, September 29, 2016
Knott's Berry Farm Nostalgia
When I was growing up, my grandfather always loved visiting Knott's Berry Farm. His favorite part was Ghost Town. It's fun to tour Ghost Town now, and watch its costumed citizens demonstrate how they make cloth on looms or arrest criminals. There are so many displays, and examples of history, that you could spend the entire day there, soaking up the history of the Old West.
Or you could pet the horses that pull the stage coaches around the park, and tell them how pretty they are.
Whenever I mention Knott's Berry Farm, people invariably ask "What's your favorite ride?" While I'm not sure if I have one, I can say that these guys are my favorite attraction. Their name is Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies, and they can play practically any song with a little humor, and in a Country style. They've played together for decades, and hail from the wild hills of Santa Monica. You can listen to their songs, and watch their shows, by liking them on Facebook. But there's nothing like seeing them live in the Birdcage Theater.
As you get older, some loves you keep, and others lose their savor. When I was a kid, I loved Peanuts and Charlie Brown. But my interest in the comics, and the animated TV shows, faded as I grew older. Still, it's nice to see the ice skating show, Boardwalk Beagle, and remember that love of my youth. I think I still have one of my old Peanuts books somewhere. Maybe I should hunt it down and read it.