Las Vegas - Hoover Dam Temecula - wine tasting - favorites; Wilson Creek, Stuart, Falkner, & Bailey. Nice restaurant at Thornton. Escondito - Wild Animal Park (I think this is a part of the San Diego Zoo) San Diego - check out the Hotel Del Coronado San Diego - Visit the Navy Base at Point Loma and the radio installation where the first news about Pearl Harbor was heard in the continental US San Diego - Mission San Diego or one of the other missions along the El Camino Real (Mission San Juan Capistrano is between San Diego and LA, just a few blocks off the highway) LA - Page Museum and Labrea tar pits LA - take in an Angels or Dodgers game LA (Pasadena) - visit the Gamble House, an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts Architecture, complete with the original Greene and Greene custom designed and built furniture Solvang - eat aebleskiver (spherical Danish pancakes) in this faux Danish town. Check out a couple of the antique stores. Los Alamos - Bedford Thompson Winery for a blow your socks off cabernet (this is a cellar it for a few years wine) San Louis Obispo - more wine tasting. Oh heck! Just taste your way from one end of the state to the other! Cambria - Hearst Castle - great tours Cambria - elephant seals on the beach at many pull offs north of Cambria; try Piedras Blancas San Francisco Napa Valley - pricey, but you can say been there, done that St. Helena - Lunch at the Greystone Restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America (this is quite expensive, but a once in a lifetime thing) Fairfield, CA - tour Jelly Belly factory and buy Belly Flops Lake Tahoe - Emerald Bay (SW corner of lake); Bliss state park, just north of Emerald Bay, has a nice hiking trail along the shore Carson City, NV - ride a steam engine at the railroad museum Fallon, NV - Grimes Point wayside rest area about 8 miles east of town for petroglyphs (NAS Fallon is also the current home of the Navy TOPGUN school, so you will probably see fighters taking off and landing off to your right as you leave Fallon and head east) Utah - Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion Canyon National Park are all spectacular. Arches and Zion are personal favorites.