Hey TDPRI, this fall I am doing something I've always wanted to do, and I finally decided to drop everything and do it, come hell or high water. I have the travel bug from years of traveling in bands, but all of my bands have dried up this year. So I quit my mind-numbing office job and I'm setting out for the open road. I'll be traveling all over the states and I'd like to visit as many cool guitar shops, or really any guitar-related places as are worth seeing. I'm interested in the vintage and boutique industry but I just want to see anything cool and meet some interesting people. Where should I go? Shops, factories, workshops, museums, those kinds of places are what I'd love to see and talk to people about. I'm open to any suggestions. My projected basic route should take me from the southeast into Appalachia, then through Ohio and Michigan on my way to Chicago, then west through the snow belt, Dakotas, and northern Rockies, then farther west to Seattle, and all down the west coast. Then NE towards Denver, east through the plains, south to Austin, then New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, and Atlanta.