My husband and I are planning to drive out to Olympic National Park to spend the summer (hooray for seasonal employment!)... we're very excited and hoping to do some exploring on the way out there. We've got a few destinations in mind (Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH and my grandmother's farm near Indianapolis, IN), but we're still deciding what to do after that. We'd like to visit Yellowstone as well.
I'm interested in suggestions along the way-- our route is flexible and we have about 13 days to get there (more like 10 by the time we leave Indianapolis). We don't mind big cities, but we like to go off the beaten path. We love food of all varieties and have a special affection for cheap hole-in-the-wall places (ethnic or americana, whatever!) that have tasty cuisine. We are planning to camp most of the way (we're students, so we're on a budget). We are nature enthusiasts (though we'd like a balance, since we're spending the summer in Olympic), mostly interested in seeing beautiful things but are especially open to artsy small towns and anyplace where there is good music or an unusual museum. Or unusual anything!
I'd love any suggestions-- even if it seems to be out of the way... again, this trip is in its planning stage, so anything awesome gets consideration! Good eats, cute campgrounds, quirky museums, fun small towns... Anything!