Darrell & Jeanette Wehmeier (22133)
Kansas State Directors
Greetings from Kansas! The annual Sunflower’s Drive-In this year is October 15 in Garnett, Kansas. Contact the hosts, Dudley Feuerborn and Carole Gibb, for more information. This will be our last gathering for the Kountry Sunflower Klub this year.
The International Rally in Rock Springs, Wyoming was both educational and fun. Everything seemed to work as planned. The only downside to the location was getting acclimated to the altitude and breezy afternoons.
At the International, another Klub member who was parked in my row was having trouble getting a diesel engine mechanic to swap/change an engine heat sensor. Twice now the mechanic was a no-show, and their caravan was to start after the rally. That’s a tight spot to be in. I called a fellow Sunflower Klub member, Randy Landreville (21928), who also was attending the rally and had some diesel engine experience. Anyway, long story short, the heat sensor was swapped out because another Klub member took the time to help. Thank you, Randy!
The end of August, the Sunflower’s met at the KOA in Topeka, Kansas for another chapter rally hosted by Larry & Sherry DeWitt. Besides good food and games, one of the highlights was visiting PlainsCraft Covered Wagons. Handmade in the heart of Kansas. They create beautiful, full-sized, fully outfitted covered wagons for outdoor hospitality providers, adventure travel destinations, campsites, agritourism venues, and pretty much anyone who seeks to offer a one-of-a-kind overnight experience visitors will never forget. Before Newmar, wagons were considered the best way to navigate the grasslands and wild rivers. They are towable with four horses, but the top speed is around 10 mph. So don’t sell your current tow.