Through instagram: From Dallas to NYC

After four years of school at TCU, and a year spent in Dallas, I decided to make the move back to NYC. My friend and roommate of 4 years, Kristin, came along as we drove the 3-day, 1500 mile trek home. We documented our trip on instagram using the hashtag #Road2NYC. I’ve posted the photos below, but feel free to check them out (and follow me, @sarahcrutch) on instagram!

On the road again. View’s not too bad.

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Hello there Tennessee.

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Documenting our ice cream stop outside Nashville with the Nashville filter.

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Our life for the next 2 days.

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Good drinks with good friends.

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Latte in a bowl.

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Sassy since day one. #GrandmasHouse

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This watched me sleep. All night long. #GrandmasHouse

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Texas is everywhere, y’all.

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Ohio: So much to Discover!

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West Virginia.

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Pennsylvania: Traffic and windmills.

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Nap time on the road.

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These hills can’t be beat. #Pennsylvania

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#Road2NYC

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Her first NYC bagel!

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Bagels in the city.

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Big bird and Elmo chillin’ in Central Park.

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Nap time.

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Movie night in Bryant Park!

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Through My Lens: The Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells, TX

The Baker Hotel opened in Mineral Wells, TX in 1927 in response to the growing popularity of the town’s mineral water. It became an iconic destination for travelers, with the likes of Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Bonnie and Clyde, and various other notables visiting. Earl Baker closed the hotel in 1972, on his 70th birthday, and it has been abandoned ever since. There have been attempts to re-open the hotel to revive what has since become a dying town, however, none of them have prevailed. My design class has had the opportunity to visit the hotel twice now, as it is the site of our senior project. The 13 of us are all designing our projects with the goal of ‘reviving’ the Baker Hotel, and subsequently the town of Mineral Wells, TX. Although our projects won’t be implemented, there is currently a grassroots ¬†campaign to revive the Baker. To learn more about it, visit¬†http://bakerhotelmovie.com/