Corn on the horizon

Much like Illinois, Indiana is nothing but straight, flat roads and corn fields. But in-between those fields are small communities, like Kouts, Indiana, a town I visit once or twice a year to see my sister and brother-in-law. And now my niece. Last year, I had my camera and wandered down Main Street, which can be walked in 15 minutes.

Indiana's scenery consists of corn and nothing else. Ah-maize-ing. Although my home state of Illiniois isn't any better. 

Indiana's scenery consists of corn and nothing else. Ah-maize-ing. Although my home state of Illiniois isn't any better. 

The Kouts water tower.

The Kouts water tower.

I haven't had any pizza in Kouts since the pizzeria my sister would order from closed its doors a few years ago, but I like the facade on this place. It has a tight-knit community look to it.

I haven't had any pizza in Kouts since the pizzeria my sister would order from closed its doors a few years ago, but I like the facade on this place. It has a tight-knit community look to it.

A dilapidated house on Main Street. The plants weren't so overgrown in 2008, the first year I stayed in the area. 

A dilapidated house on Main Street. The plants weren't so overgrown in 2008, the first year I stayed in the area. 

Now that I drink coffee on a regular basis, I'll have to check this place out the next time I'm in the area. 

Now that I drink coffee on a regular basis, I'll have to check this place out the next time I'm in the area. 

In small towns, most businesses close early. Fortunately, the ones that matter stay open later.

In small towns, most businesses close early. Fortunately, the ones that matter stay open later.