Monday, September 15, 2008

My Weekend in NH

From glamour to granite, I ended fashion week festivities and headed to New Hampshire with Jacob and Molly for a weekend with my dad and stepmom. We arrived late Friday afternoon and headed out to Longhorn's for dinner -- my favorite chain steakhouse. As much as I love fancy NYC cuisine, there's just something about a good old fashioned suburban chain - whether it be Longhorn's, TGIFridays, or the Olive Garden.

The next morning we woke up and headed to Mt. Chocorua, a scenic peak in the White Mountains of NH. It has a 3,500 foot elevation and great views from the top. We picked Chocorua cause it was a southern peak and the weather said the more northern peaks were going to be socked in by clouds.

Here's me - dressed a lot differently than during Fashion Week! :)

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The hike went above the treeline, where you started to see some views.

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Here's my dad. He's a real expert at NH mountain climbing. He's climbed all the major peaks a couple times over.

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As a Texan, Jacob had never seen such rocky trails. That's NH for you!

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Molly is now 12 1/2 years old - that's like over 84 in dog years! But she climbed the mountain anyway - slow and steady! - and made it to our lunch spot. I think here she's missing her dog bed...

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After lunch we headed up to the true summit. We did it! Who says Manhattanites can't conquer mountains?

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The views were awesome, but the clouds rolling in looked a bit ominous.

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So we headed back down and went to dinner then drove home. All in all a great hike and a great day! The next morning Jacob and I packed up and headed back to NYC. Watched the Pats put the Jets back in their place. :) As the Boston Herald said, "No Brady, no problem!"

And that's basically my weekend!


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