For the 3 of you who were anxiously awaiting the answer... I apologize... I meant to get it out 1st thing this a.m.... ooops.
Anyway, what she was trying to say was
ELECTRIC. <----- highlight that white space to see. :)
ADDENDUM: She was looking at the power lines. I finally got it because it was the ONLY thing left that I hadn't said. We were driving through corn fields ... well, not THROUGH, but that was the only thing around other than the power lines.