Riding Like the Wind

August 22nd, 2012

8-23-12If you could bottle days like today, you’d have customers lined up for a mile. It was as near as perfect a day as could be. It is such a blessing to be out all day in weather like this.
My first stop was the Firehouse on Rockaway Boulevard in Queens. The Kindness Bicycle Ride for Heroes was met with great interest from the men at this Firehouse. They got rid of my initial grogginess with some double strength coffee that kept me going most of the morning.
The guys at Engine 311 Hook & Ladder 158 went out of their way to help me. They cooked up some breakfast treating me like one of their own. This is  the general rule with all the Firehouses. It’s amazing I’m not 30 pounds heavier.
At the 113th Precinct, I met with the Community Affairs Department. Officers Ferguson and Duhaney who are going to work to spread the word to the community.
Lieutenant Mark, who I met this weekend in the Rockaways was at the Hillside Firehouse along with  Firefighters Pat and Mike. We did a good deal of kidding around during my visit. What an enjoyable day.

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