As two Northern Irish ladies (mid-thirties), we are planning our first trip to the US in the last two weeks of October. We're staying with a relative in Frederick, then planning to take 3 or 4 days to travel by car to another relative in Chicago. Any suggestions for our best way through Ohio, possibly a scenic route, and/or a stop-over? We enjoy the outdoors, sports, good food and some sociable drinks. We'll probably be ready some rest and relaxation between seeing Washington and Chicago!
Should we head north to the Lakes, or head Columbus direction?
Any ideas, greatly appreciated!