Help Me Help You

for a lark, I'm going to apply for the California Tourism Commission. I'm an expert on the fun things to do and see in California, so I'm sure they will consider me well qualified. On my application, I'm going to list the 50 (or 100) things I'd recommend to any tourist visiting our state. But I'm having a bit of a brain freeze, and so far, I've just to #25. Can you help me out. Please submit some recommendations.

1. Sing at the Piano Bar at the Mission Ranch Inn, Carmel
2. White Water Rafting on the Kern River, followed by
3. Prime Rib at Ewing's On the Kern, Kernville
4. Kayaking on San Luis Obispo Bay
5. Take a night hike in Topanga State Park, Pacific Palisades
6. See a show at Yoshi's Jazz Supper Club, Oakland
7. Make a wish in the Snow White Fountain at Disneyland
8. Have a drink at Yamashiro's watching the blinking light at the top of the Capitol Records Building spell out "Hollywood" in Morse Code.
9. Shop on Haight Street, San Francisco
10. Wine Tasting at Villa Toscano Winery, Amador
11. Drive a Convertible on the 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach
12. Hear a Jazz Singer at the park in Marina Del Rey
13. See the Giants beat the Doggies in (newly named) SBC Park, San Francisco
14. Go-Kart Racing at the Speedring, San Jose
15. Tour the State Capitol (will be way cooler when Arnold arrives)
16. Rent a beach cruiser in Santa Barbara
17. Jay Leno Show, Burbank
18. Take a hiking break at the Tourist Club Chalet, Mill Valley
19. Ride the Big Dipper in Santa Cruz
20. Go to Corky Carroll's Surf School, Huntington Beach
21. Rent a Houseboat on Lake Shasta
22. Take the Ferry to Coronado, San Diego
23. Enjoy Opera at the Bear Valley Music Festival
24. Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail
25. Fireworks on the Beach in Santa Barbara
26. Visit the oldest McDonald's in Downey
27. Make out in the garden @ the Norton Simon in Pasadena
28. Have a Bolivar at the Grand Havana in Beverly Hills
29. Make a silver clay pendant at Precious Metal Arts in Santa Monica
30. Have Sunday brunch at Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon
31. Practice Zen archery at Woodley Park in Van Nuys
32. Squish some clay at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach
33. Sing Summer Nights behind the stands at Marshall High
34. Row through the canals of Venice
35. Get certified to officiate at a California wedding at the Norwalk City Hall
36. Let Steven Spielberg's mom cook a kosher meal for you in West LA

37. Sleep on the beach at Pt. Mugu
38. Watch Irma the Ghost play the piano at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.
39. Watch the polo matches in Griffith Park
40. Have a beer at Brennan's and watch the turtles race in Marina del Rey
41. Stare at the silver painted mime at the 3rd Street Promenade
42. Watch the planes take off and land while you get drunk at the Encounter in that building at LAX
43. Lose your shirt at the Bicycle Club in Bll Gardens
44. Count Coy at the pond at the Sportsman's Lodge

45. Lose yourself in books in Brentwood
46. Tour the Bud factory in the Valley
47. Place some flowers on John Ritter's star on the "Walk of Fame" in Hollywood
48. Crash a party in Holmby Hills
49. Nurse your hangover with some Joni's coffee
50. Blog from the patio in Marina del Rey

I've added some updated suggestions from the patio pundit. More to follow from the Boy from Troy, Spooky and Miller's Time

Blogging soundtrack

Ain't Misbehavin' sung by Steven Tyrell

No one to talk with,
All by myself,
No one to walk with,
But I'm happy on the shelf
Ain't misbehavin',
I'm savin' my love for you

I know for certain,
The one I love,
I through with flirtin',
It's just you I'm thinkin' of.
Ain't misbehavin',
I'm savin' my love for you
Like Jack Horner in the corner
Don't go no where,
What do I care,
Your kisses are worth waitin' for
Be-lieve me
I don't stay out late,
Don't care to go,
I'm home about eight,
Just me and my radio
Ain't misbehavin',
I'm savin' my love for you.