It's not unheard of for me, or The Fourth Quarter to rock a spontaneous roadtrip. To get in a car and just go away for the day. We've done it before, we have. So when I was asked if I wanted to come on a spontaneous road trip, I was totally in. Except, that if you've planned it in advance, it's not really spontaneous. And if they people you're going with are the type of organised people who can't not plan, its not going to impulsive. In fact, when we all met up, there was a destination and a vague plan of action already being discussed! It amused me no, end, it did. Planning a spontaneous trip indeed :P We agreed on semi-spontaneous, where the spontaneous part was that we knew where we were going, but we didn't really know how to get there. Semi-spontaneous. We'd follow signs or something.
In the end, The Fourth Quarter, the amazing Foo + Heidi and I went up to the Kai Iwi lakes. They were amazing. The water was ridiculously clear, the earth under our feet warm, it was absolutely divine. We lay down some blankets (what The Fourth Quarter kept calling 'macs', because they were 'padded on the bottom') and hung out. Ate some sandwhiches, went swimming, napped.
On the way back, we stopped at Sheep World to admire the pink sheep (they were pretty elusive despite being so pink!) and we also went by Waiwera, to soak in the hot springs. It was absolutely DIVINE! Perhaps it's just me, but I could definitely sit in a gorgeously hot spring all day.
It was late, and the sun had long disappeared by the time we managed to leave the pools. It was such an epic day of driving and brilliant company, and singing in the car. Sundays, I think, were made for semi-spontaneous adventures. :)