I've written numerous times - probably too many numerous times - about Keim Family Market, one of my favorite Amish bakeries. I have sentimental reasons for preferring Keim and the market is just easy to get to, perched practically on the shoulder of State Route 32. But for those willing and able to get off the beaten path a bit (always a treat in Adams County) you can find the the sprawling Miller complex at 960 Wheat Ridge Road. The Miller family has a successful furniture business, bulk food emporium and bakery. Each business is owned separately and in its own building.
The bakery is one of my favorite destinations and I take you on a little tour of it here. Each bakery has their specialty and Miller's is known for their bread. But Miller's also has turn-overs, cream-filled coffee cakes, cookies, and pies. Cinnamon-blackberry pull-apart coffeecake, anyone? All of the baked goods are scratch-made on site. This is a video tour I took years ago and I thought I would dust it off and take it out of the archives today to share. As we head into summer, Miller's is a great destination. They also are really terrific about their customer outreach, holding cook-outs, festivals, events and special sales through the spring, summer and fall that really do make Miller's a "destination" type place. With Miller's the journey is part of the reward. If you are coming from Cincinnati, take Ohio 32 to State Route 247 in Seaman. Turn right (south) and then turn left on Grace's Run Road. It's about 7 miles from there to Miller's (Grace's Run will become Wheat Ridge Road) and you'll traverse the picturesque "Grace's Run" covered bridge, pass through the crossroads town of Unity and on to Miller's. You'll pass Amish school-houses, quaint little Amish-run businesses, and be treated to gorgeous edge of Appalachia scenery.
As an aside, I noticed I'm wearing a watch in this video. How many of you still wearing watches? That must have been one of the last times I wore one. Watches are one of those items that I doubt my daughter will ever wear or probably ever know. My phone has replaced the function a wrist watch used to serve. One quick glance at my phone face and I can see what time it is. Although I'm not sure which is more uncomfortable, the bulk phone stuffed in my pocket or a sweaty wristband.
When I was a kid I always wore a watch. Probably the one I wore the longest was a Snoopy tennis watch my parents bought me. I think that probably lasted me through second and third grade. Part of me still misses that watch. I actually found that exact watch online this morning. (okay, this is probably not THE exact watch I wore, but it's the same one right down to the color)
Yes, I still wear a watch. So much more discreet to check the time with a twist of the wrist than to pull out a phone. Also, there are jobs where policy is you cannot have a cell phone such as in state licensed daycare. The idea being it is hard to tell if you are texting, etc. or checking the time, so to avoid being wrongly accused, NO phone.
Denise - interesting. didn't realize that about not being able to have a cell phone in certain jobs. But it makes sense. I'm not sure I agree on discretion. My Mom wears a wrist-watch and checks it frequently. Maybe she just isn't very discreet about it, but she'll tilt her wrist up, squint down at it...makes you feel like she's always in a hurry to leave. If someone just peeks at their phone, they could be checking time, an incoming text, playing Words with Friends, etc...- Kevin
How neat..my oldest son..now 36..had that very watch! I think it's still around somewhere. I haven't worn a watch since I got married,because it seems like my hands were always in water and it just got in the way.
Pretty neat, small world...your son is about the same age as me...5 years younger, so must have been a generational thing
I have the same watch.....
Small world:) Ah, that watch makes me nostalgic...
well when my thyroid disease knocked my vision down, I decided against bothering with a watch since I could not see the time anyway.
there is also the matter or the camera in cellphones for a reason to ban them from work places.
I still wear a watch all the time the only time i take it off is when i take a shower i feel lost without it even though i don't think i check it much.
Thanks for stopping by Linda, I used to feel the same way about watches. I guess the cell phone and its Clock just gradually took the watches place over time