Browning aside, you should really avoid Kansas and Nebraska. My dear old dad decided we should do some touring there about 5 summers ago. "It's flat, he said, it will make nice riding."
Bah. Flat, yes. combined with huge distances between towns and nothing but cornfields to look at along the way. Lots to smell though. Specifically massive feedlots. God help you if you approach them from downwind--you'll be gagging for miles.
But they are warm. Warm and oppressively humid. 98+ degrees F every day of the week we were there, with extremely high humidity. This is an issue lots of places too, but drivers there are also completely un used to cyclists, and behave accordingly.