Garry McGivern’s bike-ride to Australia-and-beyond, Friday, 6th-July-2012. In New York City. My last full day in New York and America. First thing this morning, we went to the Empire State building. We tried to go yesterday, but there was too much of a queue. So we went early today to beat the crowds and heat.
What great views across the city from the one hundred and second floor. And I was now looking down on all those tall buildings that I’d been looking up at for the past few days. I could also see one of New York’s airports in the distance. And I was even looking down on the aeroplanes that were coming into land.
We caught the train to Coney Island in the afternoon, which was a first for Linda and Eva. And me, of course. After wandering along the wide wooden boardwalk, we went on the Ferris wheel. It all looked a little run down to me, but apparently, it’s always looked like that. We also ate some hotdogs at the World famous Nathens. I’ve never heard of them, but their hotdogs were nice. In the evening we watched some fireworks on the beach, which were a lot better than the July 4th ones. Although that was probably because we were nearer and could see them better.
Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride. I want to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. After my wife, Josie, died of breast cancer in 2007, aged only 42. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate. Every little bit helps to rid the world of this cruel disease.
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