This past weekend I drove more than 1200km! Crazy huh?
I left on Friday after work and drove to Rotorua. I was going to stop to have dinner with Marty, but decided to keep trucking. Made it to Gisborne in 4.5 hours and met up with Kenny. We went over to his mates' place and hung out for a while then went home and crashed. His mom's house is pretty damn sweet.
In the morning on Saturday we went for a walk down to the beach near his house. Really beautiful out there:
Then we went to a car show in town:
For the rest of the day we hung out with his girlfriend and some of their mates.
On Sunday morning I took off to Napier, but soon found out that Samantha couldn't hang out because of some family thing she had.
There were some pretty awesome beaches along the way:
So, when I got to Napier I just walked around town and took photos of the cool Art Deco architecture:
From there I drove straight on to Taupo for a total of 6 hours of driving... When I was almost to Lake Taupo there were awesome views of Mount Ruapehu and that central volcanic region:
When I arrived in Taupo many people were in the lake. I stopped for a brief time and walked along the beach before heading to Rotorua for the night:
On my way to Rotorua I stopped at the Hot and Cold Pools near the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Area. Had a soak in the pools for about an hour then carried on to Rotorua and stayed at Marty's house. We ate an a really good Thai place in town called "Amazing Thai".
On Monday morning I took Marty into town for work and then went to Kerosene Creek to have another soak. It was too hot though. I couldn't stay in the water for more than 5 minutes at a time. It has been so long since it has rained that it was just too hot...
Back in Hamilton I just hung out the rest of the day... This post is like a little kid's story book because it is 10 words then another photo.