My husband and I love to go on daytrips around the Kansas City area. We have done all the historical events in Independence associated with the Oregon Trail, as well as taken tours of the historical homes in the area like Bingham-Waggoner and Vaile Mansions. We usually combine a daytrip with a lunch out and try to go to a new restaurant for some good local food.
What about rotten food, lice, rats, dysentery, and scurvy, (“oh my!”)? Ahh, this is the pirate life. Want to experience the golden age of piracy? Put on your skull and crossbones bandana and head to Union Station where "The Real Pirates" traveling exhibit will be on display through January 5, 2014.