A friend and I are planning to take a road trip from Columbus, OH to Charleston, SC. We are actually hoping to leave sometime during the first week of September 2007 (so it's coming up). The whole reason for driving there, as opposed to flying, is to experience a genuine road trip for the first time. However, so far the only thing we have figured out is how to get there and back. We would really like to make side trips along the way (not too far off course) to make it more memorable. I am an inexperienced traveler, so I'm clueless as to what there is to see along the way. I desperately need your help in planning this trip, specifically coming up with ideas for side trips/stops along the way. Ideally, we would like to visit funny/weird sites, (ex. the "Touchdown Jesus along I-75 near Cincinnati is a popular destination). Any help would be greatly appreciated...especially since we are leaving soon. Here is a link to the mapquest directions so you can get an idea of the route we plan on taking.
Thank you all very, very much in advance!