My husband and I are taking our son to college in Chicago from Brooklyn, NY. We were thinking of taking the more direct route through PA and OH on our way there (knowing that our son will just be so ready to land in his new world) and then splurging a bit on the way back by spending some time on the road through the Northern route via Canada. Any suggestions from anyone on either route? We plan to take two or three days going out and would like any recommendations on routes/lodging and food. Coming back, WHATEVER!! We would love some beautiful scenry, off the main road drives, good eats and digs and ways to avoid unscenic road ways. We like solitude and fun, authenic places. We could even explore the Finger Lakes region of New York, something we haven't doen in years.Thanks!