I live rural, the only cloud cover we get are rain clouds.. But we do live about 10-15 minutes to town and it blocks the sky. I enjoy star gazing and cloud watching.
When you get the chance, go some where rural, and watch a meteor shower, the peak of the Orionids was October 21st, and it's one of the best, but we had a half moon so it was too bright to see anything.
But if you can catch the Leonids (November 16th-17th I do believe) it should be a good one too depending on the moon phase. It has to be a time where you don't work or go to school, they usually start really late 1 am even as late as 3 am. But totally worth it. :)