|The parachute jump has survived countless decades despite hurricanes. It has not been used in 60 years. Steve's mother in the 40s was hoisted up to the top and then dropped. Not my idea of fun|
|At the far southwestern end. In the 80s, this part was scary to run on as crime was so prevalent. Much safer now. Here the wood has been replaced by textured concrete. Harder n the feet but at least it won't be burned|
|The rides are closed for the season|
|One of the many art walls|
|Outside the NYC aquarium. The sea lions were noisily barking on the other side|
|The boardwalk is 2.5 miles long. The boards are comfortable to run on though loose boards are a tripping hazard|
Steve grew up in Trump village (built by the Orange One's father) just two blocks away. When we visited his parents, this would be where I'd run. His mom moved out about 10 years ago but we still like to visit the boardwalk.
Later we had a big lunch at a kosher dairy Italian restaurant with his cousin and family. No meat but fish, very pricy fish at that, is considered dairy. It was fun.