Sunday, July 28, 2013

Miller's Bar - Dearborn


Miller's Bar Deaborn
Miller's Bar is a place that you would probably pass if you didn't know it was there.  It is an old bar that hasn't really changed much since 1941.  Everything is on the honor system - eat and drink as much as you'd like, and then tell the bartender what you had before you leave.  Their menu is very simple since there isn't one.  You simply order a hamburger, done to your liking, and ask for cheese or raw onion if you'd like it.  Fries or Onion rings.  Mustard, Ketchup, and a jar of pickles are on the table.  That's it!  People who love Miller's say that this is how a burger should be instead of dressing it up with sauces and lots of toppings.  The place was packed when I went there, and it took about 20 minutes to get our burgers and fries.  Oh!  One other thing - it's so simple, they don't even give you a plate.  They just bring it out in paper.  The fries were just fine - not hand-cut or anything like that.  I didn't have a beer, but the sizes looked a bit small.

The Grill
I actually found a menu online which shows that they DO have a few more items that you can get.  They certainly don't advertise that, though. http://www.millersbar.com/menu.html

Food on Wax Paper
I think that Miller's is charming and you should go at least once.  The Bar's quirkiness is what makes it fun to visit.  The waitress was very nice, although the bartender was a bit prickly (aren't they usually, though?).  However, I think that you can get a burger like that anywhere. At $18 + tip for 2 burgers, 2 pops (no refills), and 1 fry, I think that this is a bit overpriced.  Oh yes, and cash only! 

Burger!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kensington Metropark - Milford

A friend on my Google+ page described Kensington Metropark as a vacation that is only a short distance away.  I think that this is the perfect way to describe the Park - it was exactly like the perfect summer vacation!  This was my first time in the park, and it was only $5 to enter.  


Lake with Osprey Nest - Kensington Metropark

I was immediately welcomed by a beautiful small lake/marsh area.  In the center of the lake was a nest stand, and a bunch of people were standing on the sidewalk with large cameras.  I talked to two nice men, Ed and Roger, and they informed about the baby Osprey in the nest.  Everyone looked very excited!  Thanks to Ed and Roger for the wonderful pictures.  



Adult Osprey by Roger


Baby Osprey by Ed

After the bird watching, I went on to the Farm Area - complete with a petting zoo and concession stand.  This is free with admission and the kids were loving it.



Goats!

Mama Pig at Kensington Metropark

This place looks like it would be great in Winter!  I stumbled upon the winter area which has an outdoor ice skating rink, Sled Hills, and a Snowboard Hill.  I'm assuming that cross-country skiing is also a possibility since there are so many trails.  


There are many beaches, a public motor boat launch for boating and fishing, kayak/canoe/paddle boat rentals.  Like I said earlier... this place has everything.  They even have a water park that costs a little extra.  Equestrian Trails too!


Rentals to paddle around the lake

A boat with some fishermen at Kent Lake

Next up...golfing.  Yes, they even have golfing for an additional price.  


Golfing at Kensington Metropark

I can't believe that I have never been here before.  I really want to go during fall to see all of the colors.  I was completely blown away by this place!  I can't wait to go back.  Here is the general website and the link to all of their maps.  


Maps:


Bird Photo by Ed in Kensington Metropark