Archer City, Texas

Archer City, Texas

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We loaded our car up, kissed our dog Ezra goodbye and left Austin at around 9:30 am two Saturday mornings ago. Almost six long hours later, we arrived at our destination: Archer City, Texas.

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Now for those of you unaware (like I was), Archer City is located about 20 minutes south of Wichita Falls, which in Texan terms is really way the hell out there. Archer City reminded me a lot of Marfa in terms of its almost ghost town like façade, but with no hipster art scene in sight and way fewer bars. They do however, have an amazing book store called, Booked Up. Booked Up is owned by Archer City hometown legend himself, Larry McMurtry and we were lucky enough to spot him just hanging out on that Saturday. The university I attended had an entire floor of our library dedicated to this man and it was amazing to see him in person and browse his enormous collection of books. Booked Up is on a whole other level of bookstores. Chris kept saying over and over, "think about the biggest Barnes and Noble you've ever been into and then multiply that by 2." Our whole reason for visiting in the first place was because my boyfriend Chris was playing a show there. He along with two other musicians played at the Royal Theater right in the center of town to a bunch of locals who couldn't get enough. I was so impressed and in awe of how much the towns people truly cared about hearing their music. It's nice to see a town come together to support the arts, when it would be so easy for them just to say, "who's that?" and stay home instead. We stayed at the Spur Hotel, which according to sources room 7 there is supposed to be haunted. Unbeknownst to us at the time, we actually picked room 7 to stay in and luckily I didn't find this information out till we were safely back home.

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Noble Sandwich Co.

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