These guys are tough. They shoot, they eat meat, they have guns. Their look says, "Leave our women alone, stay away from our cattle...and get off our property!" OK, so not so much...but still, don't mess with a Louisiana man when he's eating crawfish. :)
Just to show that we're well-rounded and enjoy more civilized pursuits than shooting in the mountains, we also went to see the poppies. Antelope Valley has a Poppy Preserve that's a big hit. The poppy is the state flower of California and they have a Festival every year to celebrate. So, it's not Contraband Days, but still.