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Places visited in Escondido, California
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Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
34.1347, -118.3209
Kendall Alley
Los Angeles, California

Kendall Alley

A cobblestone alley with an interesting past.
34.0995, -118.1784
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
33.5019, -117.6628
Solar Two Power Tower
Daggett, California

Solar One and Solar Two

Decommissioned experimental solar facilities that pioneered solar energy technology.
34.8577, -116.8492
Upper canyon. (Wikimedia Commons)
Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon

Most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest.
36.8618, -111.3743
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
38.8969, -77.0235
Darth Vader grotesque on the northwest tower of the Washington National Cathedral.
Washington, D.C.

Darth Vader Grotesque at the Washington National Cathedral

The sci-fi villain is a little known inhabitant of the Washington National Cathedral.
38.9304, -77.0716
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
Mount Rainier
Ashford, Washington

Mount Rainier

The highest point in Washington state is a volcano covered in glaciers.
46.8537, -121.7590
Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
44.1214, -124.1256
Mount Hood
Mount Hood, Oregon

Mount Hood

Despite a legend that says this highest peak in Oregon was climbed in high heels scores of people have died on its slopes.
45.5381, -121.5672
This Is The Place Monument
Salt Lake City, Utah

This Is The Place Monument

A towering tribute to decisiveness stands on the spot where Brigham Young and his Mormon followers decided that this must be the place.
40.7537, -111.8154
The original Saltair
Tooele, Utah

Saltair

This concert pavilion on the shore of the Great Salt Lake has been destroyed by fire, water, and disinterest but keeps coming back.
40.7471, -112.1882
The crow's nest
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Crow's Nest at the Old Faithful Inn

An architect's childhood fantasy treehouse made real.
44.4597, -110.8303
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the US is, as the name suggests, a stunning show of natural color.
44.5251, -110.8390
Fall Creek Falls State Park. (Wikimedia Commons)
Pikeville, Tennessee

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Labor provided by Great Depression-era programs restored these 25,000 acres in Tennessee.
35.6565, -85.3500
Charleston, South Carolina

Drayton Hall

Oldest unrestored plantation house in America that is open to the public.
32.8682, -80.0821
Unto These Hills Cherokee Theatre
Cherokee, North Carolina

Unto These Hills Cherokee Theatre

Some North Carolina Cherokee have been keeping their history alive for decades with a single play.
35.4843, -83.3156
The grave of Chang and Eng
Mount Airy, North Carolina

The Grave of Chang and Eng Bunker

This North Carolina grave is the final resting place of the world's most famous conjoined twins.
36.4536, -80.6288
Autumn in Oz
Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Land of Oz Theme Park

An Oz-themed attraction that has fallen into disrepair but still holds some of that original magic.
36.2110, -81.8890
Cloudy Forest View
Burnsville, North Carolina

Mount Mitchell

The highest point in North Carolina and the United States east of the Mississippi River, Mount Mitchell is named after argumentative explorer Elisha Mitchell.
35.7650, -82.2651
The aligned segments create a human head.
Charlotte, North Carolina

David Černý's Metalmorphosis

A psychological self-portrait in the form of a giant, segmented head.
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
Museum of Tolerance on Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, California

Museum of Tolerance

A mutli-media museum that chronicles the atrocities of racism.
34.0538, -118.4017
Succulents for sale.
Pasadena, California

California Cactus Center

A nursery specializing in strange and beautiful succulents and cacti.
34.1426, -118.0729