Its no secret that I am smitten with Instagram...it's my absolute favorite thing about the iphone and its making me take photos more often which is a goal of mine for this year. I love to see what other peeps are snapping and have found so many beautiful photographers out there because of it...yay!!
Adam got me into Instagram and we actually compete over who gets to photo the things that we do, so I will have to get his version of the trip at some point, but for now here is our road trip from Millbrook, NY to Austin, Texas in Instagram format...
The night before we left, I picked up Adam from Westchester Airport. He was stranded in Chicago between flights all day, and ended up getting in super late...as did many flights due to thunderstorms. I joked that I felt I was waiting in line at school parent pick up. We got on the road at about noon on Monday after tear filled goodbyes with my nearest and dearest.
We had decided to go into nyc and have lunch with Adam's cousin Grant on our way south, not really on the way and we hit rush hour traffic pretty bad, but as we left and drove by Newark, NJ I snapped this shot through the sunroof, so it made the traffic worth it.
We continued to Baltimore for the night to visit one of my Besties, Jess and her family. I went to SU with both Jess and her husband Steve, and I love to visit with them and their hilarious daughters Zoey and Kira...we had so much fun and stayed until early afternoon on Tuesday.
We only drove a few more hours and then stopped in Salem, Virginia for the night where this Krispy Kreme photo which I snapped for my sister Thea was the highlight of our 16 hours there.
Wednesday we had a pretty strong start to driving but then decided that it would be fun to spend the night in Nashville...which was an awesome idea. Nashville was where I discovered that my dog is a snob. The night before in a little motel that smelled kind of damp, she refused to eat and just laid on the bed pouting. Well, in Nashville, the minute her toes hit the marble floors of the Hilton, she changed her tune. Faye was prancing up a storm! She was quite taken with the living room in the suite, especially the couch pillows and even managed to conquer walking through the revolving doors!
We had a great night in Nashville, Faye was happy...we ate a great dinner and saw live blues at two bars! I was glad to finally get a chance to check out Nashville, but kind of sad as we both knew that the fun places we wanted to stop at along the way were now behind us...and all that Thursday had to offer was 15 hours on the road...
We stopped for lunch in Knoxville, TN. I fell in love with this building and we made friends with a budding furniture designer.
We arrived in Austin at about 1:30 am and its been quite an adventure ever since! I'll be back soon to update you on whats been going on!!
Do you use Instagram? I would love to see your photos too! You can find me as Sierra Bailey @manictrout