Well, hands up, anyone, who has done the following:
On Friday, I decided to go shopping in the Porirua Mall, about half an hour away from Wellington. I got there at 9.30 am and by 10.30 I'd had enough. As I got in my car, I suddenly thought, "Wouldn't it be neat to just travel up north without knowing where I'm going?"
And I did just that! I drove north. At Bulls (a couple of hours later), I thought, "Ah, New Plymouth? Auckland? Hamilton? Taupo?" I booked in, via phone, for a night in Taupo, and the following night in Taihape. At this point, I decided to look in my boot ('trunk' for the benefit of Americans) to see what was in there that I could salvage.
In my boot, I had two bathing suits, one of them being a shorts and top set - I could use this as a nightie! I had a nice big thirsty towel, a heavy winter cardy, a thermal merino wool t-shirt, a pair of socks, and my rugby world cup (volunteer) rain jacket.
I was wearing a knee-length warm jacket, trousers, a merino wool sweater, and carrying my (multi-coloured) bag which contained an umbrella (it drizzled most of the time I was away but it was the journey I craved, not the destination). I didn't have my eyedrops on me; I have glaucoma.
I bought an extra pair of knickers and a toothbrush.
I arrived at Taupo at 3 pm, looked around for rest of day. The following morning, I went swimming at the A.C Pool, then looked around Taupo some more, and left for Taihape at about 4 pm. I was glad I'd manouvred The Desert Road in the afternoon when there wasn't the usual frost or fog. If I'd spent the second night in Taupo, I would've worried about the darn road all night.
The next morning, I travelled home via Palmerston North Mall, loved it!
So, what's in the boot of your car??????