Hangout with the girls

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Last Sunday, I was invited for a girls hangout, I declined because Sundays is my work free day? I use it to fix my house, attend to my hubby and get some rest, but Rejoice won't let me be, she kept pestering me about the hangout citing the reason that she will be leaving for Abuja soon.

So eventually I accepted, we chose RAYFIELD RESORT as the location. Reason being that it is a serene environment and it has lots of activities that we will love to partake in.

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There was lots of boats- cruise boats, speed boats, paddle canoe...they charge differently. There was a driver for each one too.
Everyone was making her own choice of the boat to ride.
Shortly, it started raining🤦🏽‍♂ I was so sad that nature decided to welcome us with the rain, so we waited in the car until it stopped, while we were waiting, Rejoice said, "what if we enter the boat and it start to rain heavily?" we all laughed at her because she bragged about knowing how to swim to save herself but here she is imagining the worst.
We finally decided on which boat to ride on based on how affordable it was.I had wanted to ride on the bike boat but the fee was out of my budget so I passed.

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When the rain stopped, we first took a few photographs putting on our life jackets for safety before boarding on the boat, I was scared to get in because it was dangling "probably it might tip over" my thoughts, but they lend me a hand to get in.

The boat needed a generator in order to start moving, so the rider started and we got moving. I was joyfully screaming in excitement for once I forgot that I had things to do at home, I wasn't thinking about my business neither was I thinking of house chores. I could feel the cool breeze interacting with my skin, the scent of the river filled my nostrils.

Looking at the water it feels as if it was calling onto me," touch the water" Esther screamed out while dipping her hands into the water. Hmm... I can't ohh! I replied.

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I took some pictures and we made some videos while on the boat, though I feared for my phone but I needed one or two shots for documentary purposes.

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So the plan was that everyone will bring something (food, peppered meat,drinks or fruits). I made rice because it was easier for me because I prepared at home for lunch.
Rejoice brought peppered meat, guess what? it was so spicy and tasty at the same, we were all crying, eating and laughing at the same time 🥲 she apologized to us, she didn't know that it was going to be too spicy.
We had lunch together and popped a bottle of champagne.

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While they left to pick up something from the car I decided to take a picture in admiration of the water. It's sounds feels my ears with the rhythm of calmness, for a moment I felt like the waters was communicating with me, it understands me. How peaceful, I could stay here for a longer time. Imagination gripped my thoughts "what is below the river?" "What is nature hiding below?" I can't help but wonder.

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The sky changed, the clouds that was once bright darkened, the breeze that
was so soothing became wild, What is wrong? It's about to rain. So... We packed up and left for home
The feeling of fulfilment left a mark on our faces as we talked about each others reaction while on the boat. The experience was a delight.

All pictures are mine.
Thank you for stopping by 🤗



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You had a fun filled day..

The environment is quite serene and has above all a nice view

Thanks for sharing

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Everything just looks amazing.
You must have had a whole lot of fun.
Rejoice sounds like the kind if friend I would want to have.

Overall I'm sure it's an experience that you wont ever forget especially when there was a lot of food.😂

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Lolz! Rejoice is a good friend and when she starts asking for something persistently you can just horribly say NO.
It was really worth the time the rain ended it all. I was glad I honoured it

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Your pictures are great!!

I couldn’t help but wonder which was you until I saw the pic of you admiring the water...nature is beautiful, amazing even...you just have to be near it to feel it...

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Hehe! yeah! indeed nature is beautiful. I was scared to dip my hands in the river to connect properly since the boat was moving.
My friend didn't want me to miss the fun.

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It would have been nice to feel the water while the boat moved..

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I wasn't sure about it🤔

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Your aptitude for crafting a narrative, and meticulousness in depicting particulars animated the tale, conveying me into its realm. Thanks for sharing this story

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Thank you for sharing your special day with your friends, @ginika. It sounds like other than the rain, you had a terrific day.

This is a nice write-up, but be sure to read our article on the creative nonfiction genre and what we're looking for. Creative nonfiction true stories, which are told like fiction. So, for example, a creative nonfiction story should have elements of fiction like a conflict. Hopefully if you read the article that will help!

Thank you for sharing your work in The Ink Well, and for reading and commenting on other community members' stories.

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Thank you for acknowledging my write-up, I will do well to go through the link in other to give the best I can on creative nonfiction.

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A day with nature gave you back the peace you needed so much.

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