I'll be driving to San Diego from San Francisco this July down that vast wasteland called interstate 5. When I was a child and lived in Southern CA our family used to make regular holiday trips up old 99 to visit my Grandparents. The boring drive was alleviated by the anticipation the meal stops along the way, which over the years we honed down to a worthy few that became our traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner stops. Has anyone recently done similar research on interstate 5 and if so would they share the precious fruits of their research? I'd also ask for a list of spots to avoid but I'm afraid it would overwhelm the message board.