To celebrate the first day of school, I was invited to an afternoon picnic by my work partner, Lily. We went to her mother’s house and we made soup by the river. It was a beautiful day to spend outside with her family including her mother, her husband, her children, her niece and her nephew. There were fishing “cabins” by the water that I think are used during the winter season to step out of the cold. When walking by the river, I usually spot a few people fishing off the bank and maybe a small canoe or fishing boat on the river.