From Arcadia to Grants Pass , Oregon . Then over to Coos Bay and up the Oregon coast a bit . Then back over to the 5 from just north of Lincoln City and from Salem on the 5 up to Portland . Then straight down the 5 from Portland all the way to Arcadia. Home again .
For you out there in Blogsville who have never been to California or Oregon , I would recommend driving up the coast instead of the 5 . Take Highway 1 for a long winding drive , or Highway 101 . Interstate 5 saves time but is monotonous . Even Highway 99 is more interesting . Or go east up the 395 .