I have found this to be true in every spontaneous adventure that I have been and have yet to be proven wrong.
Especially as a young adult, we am living in a time where our bodies can still get away with hanging out late at night and waking up early for classes the next day (although it is not always the best feeling).
Although I am a planner by nature, on a day to day basis, I love spontaneity. As long as I know what I want in life, it doesn't matter what I'm doing on the day to day, as long as I get to my goal. That allows for random adventures to go out with friends when you never expected to.
Random late-night adventures are always the best because they aren't planned. You didn't think you would have so much fun doing what you did, which is what made it so much better and so much more worth staying up later or spending more money than you thought. On top of that, we all know that the people are what make these kinds of nights the most fun and memorable.
I recently went on one of these adventures after a photoshoot with my floor at sunset. It wasn't a late-night thing, but we definitely went to a lot of different places and ate lots of food while we were at it too.
The weather was really cold (for Southern California standards), and my roommate Alissa and my friend/RA Emily had never had pho before. My friend Jackie knew of a really cool pho place not too far from our school, and since we were hungry for some dinner, we decided to check it out. It was a great place and I will definitely go back soon and probably do a full-on review of it!
After that, we were talking about dessert because I was craving something sweet. I had wanted something baked, but my friend Emily was driving and really wanted to introduce us to Joe's Italian Ice, where you could get custard and Italian ice together. I only got the smallest size of the Caramel Apple ice, but I still loved it nonetheless.
And finally, while we were eating our Italian ice, we were talking about Disneyland/Downtown Disney and Emily had mentioned how close we were to the park. So what did we decide to do? We went do Downtown Disney, of course! None of us have passes, so we figured the next best thing was to walk around Downtown Disney. That also gave me the opportunity to satisfy my baked (technically it was fried) craving by getting some of Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen's famous beignets! If you don't know what they are, they are like a donut drowning in powdered sugar, and it tastes like a funnel cake, except it's much softer and fluffier. We watched some fireworks, walked around a bit more, then we headed back home.
That was a very abridged version of the actual adventure, but the point is that we didn't plan on going out or even hanging out together after our floor's photoshoot. However, it was Friday night and we didn't want to eat at our school's "Caf (dining hall)." It ended up being one of my favorite nights in a while.
So if you get the opportunity to do something random, don't think about it too much (unless your safety is at risk) and just go for it! Take advantage of being young now and having the opportunities to go drive around late at night and do something crazy! You never know when something may come up and compromise all that. Just go out and have fun!
Just... please, don't do something stupid.