Word of the Day:
Cloister – A covered passageway on the side of a courtyard where one side is walled up while the other side is open to the courtyard.
There are four cloisters in The Cloisters museum in Fort Tryon as well as many other European medieval art and architecture that we were going to try to look for.
Before leaving, we all looked at a map to locate the Cloisters first to have a sense of what route we were going to take today. Then, it was time to hit the road! Along the way to the Cloisters, we stopped by a park about 20 blocks away from the museum to search for a geocache and to do some metal detecting. Henry and Reem worked together to find the cleverly hidden geocache and added their names to the list!
Once we finally arrived to the museum, it was time to take a break from biking and explore inside in the air conditioned building! We split up into groups and headed our separate ways throughout the museum. Everyone found all four of the cloisters, and one group even found a birds nest in one of the trees that was in one of the cloisters. We then explored the gift shop for fun little knick-knacks and then it was time for lunch in the park.
After a delicious lunch, it was time to head back after a day full of sweat and excitement. But first, we stopped by another area to find another geocache that was almost impossible to find! Alberto had to climb the railing to try to find it, and even though it was dangerous, we found it! We also collected some water to do some water sampling.
It was a day full of fun, and we were also exposed to lots of interesting medieval art and architecture.
Alexis, Omar, Xavier, Estefani, Henry, Edgar, Reem, Yessi, Francisco,
Alberto Rivero, Lauren Heuer, Adam Nathoo, Jenny Youm, Adriana Candia, Danny Navarro
15.9 miles biked
766 calories burned
.75 miles walked
77 calories burned
Estimates based on 100lbs, 5′ 2″ ht, 13 yo, average between male and female.