Along with my husband and son, I went to the rowing club to watch the city’s Independence Day fireworks show. The boathouse is just up the river and has a great view. Each year the club has a picnic before we set up folding chairs on the dock to watch the fireworks. Everyone takes turns cooking hamburgers and other food on the grill, and we all bring snacks and sweet treats for our friends to share. There are old-fashioned games such as water balloon toss and three-legged race. For prizes, the winners get chocolate bars.

Word-art that says "There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."

Although we didn’t have any rowing races or other events on the water this year because of nearby bridge construction, everyone had a good time anyway. I’m wishing my readers plenty of fun with friends too!

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. Sounds like a great day of fun! We had a nice day too!

  2. Oh I love these kinds of events – where everyone pitches in!
    I think this is one of my Life Mantras 😀
    Happy NT, Meg x

  3. Sounds like a great day full of laughter and memories — those are great for the spirit! Thank you for sharing with Nurturing Thursday!

  4. Hi Meg, how many chocolate bars did you get 🙂
    I am glad you had fun with friends even if it was without rowing.

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