I knew the moment I called Four Corners in NM, CO, AZ and UT an overrated place that my dad would comment about a geeky young kid who was utterly fascinated with the spot when we visited in my 10th year or so (I loved maps), and my mom would start searching through the photo archives. The case is not ironclad, because this is my brother, not me. If I had to testify under oath, I would have to say that yes, I was there, and I was really excited about covering parts of four states with my foot (yep, I have big feet). A picture may even exist.
One of life's little coincidences is that my brother is a chemistry professor in one of those states today, after growing up in California.
I know people are waiting for the other half of my "overrated places" list, but I am on the road with limited web access the next few days. I will try to get it posted soon: sacred cows must be sacrificed!