Only in your State wrote an article about 9 of the best places to visit in Kansas. Some of the places like the Oz museum I have been to and are fun if you grew up watching the movie. Even if it is not on your regular play list. Some of the other places on the list I have not had a chance to visit yet. But I hope to, in the near future. Supporting local history is fun and makes good family entertainment. Sometimes you have to experience it hands on and to live it to really understand why and how it happened.
Unstuck Wrote an article about using your vacation time and how to maximize it. More and more these days companies are going to unlimited PTO.
Only in Your State wrote an article pertaining to restaurants that remind you of grandmas cooking. All of the restaurants mentioned are in small towns. Many of them serve comfort food / meat and potatoes. If you are into that kind of food than bone appetit!
Photo Taken from Union Station Website. Union Station Press Room
Union Station in Kansas City has a new exhibit called Mummies of the World. It is very well done. Most of the mummies are from Peru, Egypt and European Bogs. They did have a small section at the end where researchers in Maryland experimented on a cadaver to recreat the process to try and figure out the exact method. They had the actual body that was still mummified and the tools they used. They even had shrunken heads. Which was really cool to see! Except for maybe the victims of head shrinking.
They had a number of computer stations that helps explain the science of how they were researching the mummies. Excluding the DNA extraction, CT scanning and other methods used to studying them. Which is really cool. In many cases they could tell you how old they were and what may have caused their death. Most of the mummies were children or in late 30’s or early 40’s. Compared to modern times where people are living to their 60’s, 70’s and into their 100’s it is amazing how young and small people were back then.
Unfortunately, we could not take pictures in the exhibit. Worth the visit. You can even catch the train from Amtrack and leave and never have to go outside.