My husband grew up in a small town near the Missippi river, about 100 miles south of St. Louis. As far back as I can remember, we've driven back to Missouri to celebrate Thanksgiving. The last few years we've driven from Ohio across northern KY, and then through southern IN and IL. Once we clear Louisville, it becomes very rural. Very rural. It's beautiful unless you need to use the bathroom. Rest breaks take a little preplanning.
Last year, on our return trip home, there was a beautiful cloud hanging over the horizon at sunset. My son and I were taking pictures from the car, and one of us snapped this shot of a farmhouse lit from the front by the sun.