Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Mud Hens and Frozen Custard

No, that was not one of our home cooked meals.  We took a road trip in just the vehicle to Toledo one night.  When we lived in southeast Michigan we used to like go to Toledo to take in a brewery we enjoy – Maumee Bay Brewing from where we can park free and just walk to the downtown stadium.  The brewery is an old brick building converted to a brewery, two pubs, a steak house, a comedy club and offices.  The whole structure is referred to as the Oliver House.  We each just had a bowl of pub soup so we could save room for hot dogs at the ballpark.


For the second straight visit to a minor league ballpark, we only were able to buy standing room only tickets.  And for the second straight time it worked out well as we fairly quickly found some empty premium seats to occupy and I took my stab at catching a ball.


The Mud Hens were cruising along but along also came the rains and the rains and the rains.  We finally gave up but did find out later they had eventually finished the game and maybe shot off their scheduled fireworks as well, but oh well, we enjoyed the Mud Hens securing a 5 to 2 lead and going on to the win.  And we got to see a couple of the Detroit Tigers – Jordan Zimmerman and JD Martinez on rehab assignments coming back from injuries.  Both will be back up with the parent club soon.


So, what about the frozen custard?  That is another one of our local delicacies while traveling.  Actually we are not sure in just how many places they serve frozen custard instead of ice cream, but our last Michigan hometown – Wyandotte – we had one frozen custard stand that always ranks among the best.  Bob Jo’s has been at the same place and owned by the same family since 1947.  And what is frozen custard?  It is frozen milk and cream, but with egg whipped i to given it a smooth, rich texture, but without making it even as heavy as regular ice cream.  It is a wonderful treat served in a cone or as a sundae and dipped in nuts or sprinkles!



  1. That seems really good for a minor league team to sell-out. Too bad about the rain though.

  2. Love minor league games. Haven't gotten to see the Mud Hens yet. Yes, some areas support Minor League teams a lot more than other areas. That frozen custard looks very tasty.