Garry McGivern’s bike-ride to Australia-and-beyond, Tuesday, 3rd-July-2012. In New York City. After breakfast this morning, which I have to get from the little café just outside the hotel. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant, as many hotels in America don’t. Anyway, after breakfast, I had a few bits on the website to sort out and a couple of visa applications to finish off. Then I was off out to play the tourist.
As I walked down the road from the hotel, I noticed a barbershop, so I decided to get my haircut. That might not have been the wisest of moves with the staples in my head. But the barber was careful, and it didn’t hurt too much. It was more painful thinking that he might catch them more than anything else.
Haircut done, I continued to play the tourist. I didn’t see much. Linda and Eva, the two ladies I met in San Fransisco, are coming to New York tonight. They thought they’d spend Independence Day in New York. And give me some company. So hopefully, I’ll be able to play the tourist with them if they’ll let me tag along! I did, however, go to Grand Central, railway station and Times Square on my own, which were exactly as you see them in films and television.
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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