The posts in this forum are making me long for a leisurely, scenic road trip! But up next for me is driving my son (and his car) from our home in Southern Calif. to college in Portland, then flying home. We are somewhat flexible on the days/times and plan to stay over one night, probably in Ashland, OR. Since we are flexible, I'd love some advice on any days or times to avoid any particular section of the I-5 northbound (besides the obvious LA traffic). For example, if we leave on a Sunday morning, will we hit a lot of traffic from people heading home from weekend trips? Thanks in advance!