We are beginning to feel the effects of the time of year. The sun seemed late to rise this morning and the morning air was fresh (could not call it cool/cold yet). We were on the road by 7:30am continuing west through more pretty Kansas country side; though now the land is flat and a little drier than previous days. At Mullinville, KS we passed a fence decorated with metal "art" - it seems to represent the property owners impressions of various people. Throughout the day we passed lots of fields with a low crop with brown tops (photos 4 and 5). A lady at the Wichita Visitors Center suggested it was milo, but I guess we were not convinced, so a bit of internet research revealed that the crop is sorghum and is nicknamed milo.
Just East of Wichita we stopped in a picnic area to do some chores including having a play with the new spare tire winch.
For our nights camp we picked the Hamilton County State Park. This turned out to be an almost entirely undeveloped patch of trees and grass in a small creek gully. Getting in and out was the first 4x4 we have done since Drumheller, AB.