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Kansas in January 2002

I visited the United States for the very first time in January 2002 (on a cheap flight that I paid for with insurance money I received after my car was stolen), and spent three and a half weeks in the little town of Scott City, Kansas, visiting friends. Although I've been to the USA almost twenty times since (as of 2013), it really sticks in my memory; everything was a first, even things like visiting a Walmart.

During the course of my time in Kansas, I managed to visit the Boot Hill museum in Dodge City, see Paola and the southern periphery of Kansas City, visit the Kansas Cosmosphere, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Fort Hays, and a variety of other places. I remember huge skies and a sense of space, and I can hardly believe it was so long ago now. I took this trip before I even owned a proper camera, so not many photos exist; I have scanned in a few (I used a film camera) and placed them below, but nothing is high quality.

The American flag and the Kansas state flag
The American flag and the Kansas state flag
Monument Rocks (the Pyramids), near Scott City, KS
Monument Rocks (the Pyramids), near Scott City, KS
Me, Brittany and Chris. On the Santa Fe Trail Tracks, in Kansas
Me, Brittany and Chris. On the Santa Fe Trail Tracks, in Kansas
Me, Brittany and Chris in Boot Hill Museum, Dodge City, KS.
Me, Brittany and Chris in Boot Hill Museum, Dodge City, KS.
Lake Scott, in Scott State Park, near Scott City, KS
Lake Scott, in Scott State Park, near Scott City, KS
A perfect reflection, on Lake Scott in Scott State Park, KS
A perfect reflection, on Lake Scott in Scott State Park, KS
Myrtle Street in Scott City, KS. In the snow.
Myrtle Street in Scott City, KS. In the snow.
Main Street in Scott City, KS. In the snow.
Main Street in Scott City, KS. In the snow.
A huge herd of cows, somewhere in Kansas
A huge herd of cows, somewhere in Kansas
The Scott City water tower, in Scott City KS.
The Scott City water tower, in Scott City KS.
A long, straight road through dusty Kansas
A long, straight road through dusty Kansas
Another long straight road in Kansas, this time with a mild decline
Another long straight road in Kansas, this time with a mild decline
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