Intro Lesson: Today we learned about light houses and why their beacon of lights are necessary. We also learned Miss Kara’s dog’s name is Beacon because she lives next a lighthouse. Makes sense!
Word of the Day: Beacon: a guiding or warning signal, as a light or fire, especially one in an elevated position.
In Spanish, beacon is faro.
GW Bridge Lighthouse :
Today started off with Kara giving her lesson while Mr. Salvador and Jhevaughn organized bikes. We headed out of the center and for the first time, made a left instead of a right, and headed up First Ave. Even though we were riding on the streets, we’ve come a long way in the last few weeks, and everyone did great! We cut over to Central Park, where Mr. Salvador lead us up the East Drive and we shot out at the top of the park. From there we moved over to the Hudson River Greenway and rode north along the river.
After a long haul and a few popped chains, we finally made it up to the George Washington Bridge, where we took our first real break. We shot some pictures and threw some stones while we checked out the Little Red Lighthouse, which is only 40 feet high. After resting up and eating some snacks, we geared up for the ride back home. Despite a bit of soreness, the kids did great and rode 15 miles today! We missed Cappy up in Rochester, but managed to still have a fun day today! Great job today guys!!
This trip was on July 31, 2012
Programming time: 5.5 hours (4.5 hours biking)
Distance: 15.84 miles
Leaders: Jhevaughn Langley, Kara Metcalf, Onyx Salvador
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