We followed the Thermal Explorer Highway from Napier to Taupo, arriving by 10am. Jeremy, Joanne and the children were pleased to see us. The children were really excited about the campervan and spent ages climbing on anything and everything. Jarryd was a bit disappointed as he expected it to be ?much bigger? and have a toilet and a shower, and when he got in there, the first question he asked was ?where is the dishwasher?? After another of Joanne?s tasty lunches we all went to play mini golf. Had great fun, although Jarryd and Myles got fed up of the rules and decided to play on the course anywhere they liked, it was funny. Mikaela played well and had a few holes in one, and so did I, but Ben was the best with 3 in total! That evening the children had to try out our bed and so once we had made it up, they jumped straight in and decided that they would rather stay in the campervan bed than their cosy beds in their warm house!!!! Ben and I had our latest night of the whole week- 10.30pm. We decided that we would head back to Auckland the next day via Rotorua and Hamilton.