Last June, my wife Robin and I spent two weeks traveling with our family. We visited both Chicago and San Diego and passed through Mordor on the way home. As it turned out, that part of the trip wasn't as great as we had hoped it would be. The beaches there were pretty dirty and grim. Even the sandcastles seemed off.
I'm not recommending Mordor as a must-see travel destination.
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