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Valparaiso, Chile. I have it on good authority (my Chilean sister-in-law) that it's one of the most beautiful ports in the world. Besides, it was good enough for Pablo Neruda.

Valparaíso has unique urban fabric and had up to 26 operating funiculars.

Okemah, Okla. This is the birthplace of Woody Guthrie. Each July, the town hosts the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. woodyguthrie.com

This was Woody Guthrie's birthplace home in Okemah, OK. It has now been razed.

Off US 169 in Osawatomie, Kansas. Once the home of John Brown. It's said a meteor hit this statue in 1893. Make of that what you will.

Off US 169 in Osawatomie, Kansas. Once the home of John Brown. It's said a meteor hit this statue in Make of that what you will.

Causeway to Holy Island (Lindisfarne), Northumberland, England. Home of the Lindisfarne Gospels. The road is impassable twice daily, when the North Sea covers it.  http://orawww.northumberland.gov.uk/www2/holyisland/holyisland.asp

Causeway to Holy Island (Lindisfarne), Northumberland, England. Home of the Lindisfarne Gospels. The road is impassable twice daily, when the North Sea covers it. http://orawww.northumberland.gov.uk/www2/holyisland/holyisland.asp

Cap Rock, Joshua Tree. Where Gram Parsons' friends attempted to send his spirit to the winds - using a jerry can full of gasoline. The lyrics are from his song, "$1000 Wedding." Went there on what would have been his 67th birthday. RIP.

Cap Rock, Joshua Tree. Where Gram Parsons' friends attempted to send his spirit to the winds - using a jerry can full of gasoline. The lyrics are from his song, "$1000 Wedding." Went there on what would have been his 67th birthday. RIP.

"Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building & Loan!" US Route 20 in Seneca Falls, NY. Considered the basis for Bedford Falls in "It's a Wonderful Life."

Seneca Falls celebrates It's a wonderful life each December. It is believed to be the inspiration for Bedford Falls, the town in "It's a Wonderful Life.

The N59 crossing the Newport River in Newport, Co. Mayo. At the northern end (left) of the bridge is The Bridge Inn. My brother and I spent a week there one night.

The crossing the Newport River in Newport, Co. At the northern end (left) of the bridge is The Bridge Inn. My brother and I spent a week there one night.

Along State Route 4 in Hudson Falls, NY. Behold the Hen House! Where breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day, it's a feast that would shame Falstaff.

Along State Route 4 in Hudson Falls, NY. Behold the Hen House! Where breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day, it's a feast that would shame Falstaff.

The western terminus of US 66. I've done every mile (not all on the MC) and this is the most thrilling, saddest sight of them all.  All good things must come to an end.

Panoramio - Photo of Santa Monica Pier sign at night

The Boneyard at Davis-Monthan AFB off I-10 in Tucson. Where the US government keeps obsolete aircraft. 'Cause, hey, ya never know!

The Boneyard at Davis-Monthan AFB off in Tucson. Where the US government keeps obsolete aircraft. 'Cause, hey, ya never know!

North Shore Drive, Clear Lake, Iowa.  This is the last place Buddy Holly played. He closed his set on 2 Feb, 1959 with a cover of "Brown-eyed Handsome Man." Then got on a plane.

The Surf Ballroom Clear Lake Iowa, the final performing place of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper (J.

The Crossroads, Clarksdale, Miss. If I go at midnight, the Devil will teach me how to play guitar.

Abe's Bar-B-Q Clarksdale, MS ~ chilli cheese burgers, bbq, and ruffles w/ Abe's bbq sauce YUM!

"The Long and Winding Road." This is the B842, Kintyre, Scotland. The road to Paul McCartney's farm and the inspiration for one of his greatest songs.

"The Long and Winding Road." This is the Kintyre, Scotland. The road to Paul McCartney's farm and the inspiration for one of his greatest songs.

Coming into Whitby, N. Yorkshire off the A17.  The ruined abbey inspired Bram Stoker to write (and set some of) "Dracula" here. Hmm, not much daylight left...

Coming into Whitby, N. Yorkshire off the The ruined abbey inspired Bram Stoker to write (and set some of) "Dracula" here. Hmm, not much daylight left.