A Weekend Roadtrip to Lancaster, California

This post is part of a paid partnership with Destination Lancaster. As always, all opinions are 100% mine. Thank you for your support!

At the end of February, I went to the LA Travel & Adventure show. It was huge and I talked to so many different destinations! When I got to Lancaster, California’s booth, I said, “Lancaster! Tell me about Lancaster!” As far as I knew, it was a city on a freeway sign. I’d never been inland that way, and I was excited to learn about what Lancaster had to offer.

LA County Air Show

As it turns out, Lockheed Martin was gearing up for the LA County Air Show in March. Both of my grandpas are pilots and so is my dad, so I have been to my fair share of air shows. This one was excellent! The announcer was engaging and the show moved really quickly and kept your attention. The wind was freezing, but thanks to the lovely VIP tent we were able to stay warm. It’s ironic because they were talking about changing the date of the air show because last year was burning hot! I would much rather have cold weather than hot though and am glad I brought my eskimo jacket. I was in awe of the talented pilots flying in those strong winds!

The Musical Road

There is a musical road in Lancaster that is so entertaining! Check out our video of it below. It was built for a Honda Civic commercial and the grooves in the road make it sound like a song is playing in your car. The kids loved it and asked every day if we could drive on it. It’s supposed to be the William Tell Overture aka the theme from Bonanza, but it’s a little off key. Still super unique and fun!

We ate dinner at Gino’s Italian Restaurant and had some of the best lasagna and spaghetti we’ve ever eaten! There was an excellent live musician and Junie was feeling the music (she was free entertainment for our whole section). It definitely has a family vibe and there were plenty of other children there. We were very pleasantly surprised by this gem tucked away in a strip mall.

The BLVD

The BLVD is a portion of downtown Lancaster where you will find restaurants, bakeries, candy shops, stores, and museums. It is paved with bricks and you will find beautiful murals peeking out around every street corner. They have a Farmers Market there on Thursday evenings.

MOAH Lancaster

I love art museums and so we made sure to stop by the MOAH Lancaster. The exhibits were lovely and unique; each one of us had a different favorite piece. I love hearing what my children think that paintings and sculptures mean. Outside of the museum was one of the beautiful murals in the cultural BLVD district.

We had a lovely getaway to Lancaster, a hidden gem of a town in the California desert. We love exploring this multi-faceted state of ours as a family and hope this inspires you to do the same!

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

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If you are a friend or family member of mine, it’s highly likely that I have already talked your ear off about The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin! I’ve probably made you take her quiz too! I’m a little obsessed. Gretchen Rubin is a researcher who studies happiness and habits and creator of the Four Tendencies framework. It is absolutely fascinating to me! I love learning about why people do the things they do.

The Four Tendencies

She breaks people’s personalities into four different types:

  1. The Upholder – they always do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. They get annoyed with people that can’t keep themselves accountable and can sometimes be too rigid in their ways. They have no problem meeting inner and outer expectations.
  2. The Obliger – this is the most common tendency. Obligers can be accountable to others but not to themselves. If someone is meeting them at the gym, for instance, they will show up because of the other person’s expectation of them. If they told themselves they wanted to go to the gym on their own, they might be less likely to go.
  3. The Questioner – pretty self explanatory :) They question everything and the why behind doing things.
  4. The Rebel – “You can’t make me do it, and neither can I.” The least common tendency. Rebels do everything from a deep sense of self. They work hard, etc. because that’s the kind of person they are. They like to be bound as little as possible and wake up every morning thinking, “What do I want to do today?” When someone tells them to do something, they often want to do the exact opposite.

Take the Quiz

To see which tendency you are, take Gretchen’s quiz here.

I am a REBEL! So is my mom, dad, and sister. My brother is the lone QUESTIONER in the family. I’m married to an OBLIGER which is who us Rebels are most compatible with.

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