RE: Interstate 5 from San Francisco to Oregon
Hey Carolkelly, you didn't say how far north you would be coming into Oregon. If you get as far as Rice Hill (between Roseburg and Eugene) a traditional stop for Oregonians is the K-R Drive-In. Take the Rice Hill exit from I-5. It's on the west side of the interstate (there is a truck stop and motels and other restaurants on the east side). The K-R has been there for about 35 years, I believe. It has a very classic drive-in sign that you can see from the freeway. It says Drive-In, but the "K-R" part isn't very visible, so many folks don't even know it has a name. Lot's of people just call it "Rice Hill" but it's really the K-R. The main attraction is the fresh Umpqua Ice Cream made just down the road at Roseburg. You can get it made into great shakes, etc. The burgers and fries and other stuff are good too, but if it's not mealtime, most folks just exit the freeway for ice cream. You usually have to wait in line, but it's worth it! This is a classic place, from the sign to the building to the food. I hope it never changes.