Sunday, May 31, 2009

Got bellydancer?!

Another couple joined Anne and me at Ansari's for a delicious Mediterranean meal and lively entertainment on Friday night.  The local bellydancer wore a gorgeous dress made in Egypt. I enjoyed the "taste of Lebanon" special while the others had Mediterranean stir-fry or kebobs.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

My bleeding heart

This bleeding heart plant gets bigger every year in its green flowerpot.  Can you believe that my wife wants to pull it out of the pot?!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Soccer startup

Coach Derek and Coach Kit have circled the kids to start soccer practice. Our oldest daughter has soccer on Mondays and Wednesdays and our middle daughter practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dream house series #2

This house is one of my favorites in our community! English style?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

C is for Caribou

Caribou Coffee is a popular neighborhood chain next to Brueggers Bagels. Mochas, lattes, frappachinos, expressos, oh my! Scones, cookies and cake! But in Lisbon, Paris or Stockholm, they may already be showing "S is for ...!"

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Senior Prom

Eagan High School's Senior Prom was attended by this good-looking group of seniors. Haley's boyfriend came back for the weekend from the US Navy dressed in his navy uniform. Saturday's perfect weather made for great picture taking!

Monday, May 25, 2009

America's Memorial Day

On Monday, May 25, we honor and remember the American soldiers who fought in previous wars: WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, etc. Memorial Day is a national holiday across our country and a time when families and friends come together. Fort Snelling National Cemetery, situated on 436 acres with 181,284 interments, is located north of Eagan in Minneapolis.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Eagan dog series #2

This woman was out for a morning walk with her 3 dogs.  I don't know how she could hold them back!?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

White signs of Spring

These daffodils decorate the garden beds at the picnic pavilion at Thomas Lake park. Picnickers will soon be grilling hot dogs, hamburgers and brats.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Yes, indeed, I'm 3 weeks late for the May 1 theme day!  As a brand new City Daily Photo guy, I still wanted to post a SHADOW picture. 

Thursday, May 21, 2009

All aboard!

On a bright, sunny day, these preschoolers were out for a wagon ride with their teachers.  That's a load! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

B is for BIBO

"BIBO" is a new Italian restaurant and wine bar near our neighborhood. "Viva Italia" was the previous Italian restaurant which unfortunately didn't make it. We hope BIBO will have better luck! Arreviderci!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wild park models

These Canadian geese posed nicely for me in Thomas Lake park.  Their two friends ran out of the picture! 

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dream house series #1

This house is nestled in the woods. And it's walking distance to everything! Lucky!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Do u twtr?

M & M Episcopal Church on Lexington Ave must be hip & happenin'.  They know the new "lingo."  Luv 2 u from Egn. 

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Silly time with GK

Last Saturday, the adults drank yummy wine, the kids played outside on a tree swing and together we posed with our friend from Bangalore, India => "G K."  We all enjoyed a delicious dinner together at Allison and Steven's house in eastern Eagan.  Sad to say goodbye to GK as he left the next day for India!  Dhanyavadagalu!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Garage sales are coming!

The Deerwood neighborhood garage sale is Saturday.  Need used clothes, household items, furniture or old equiptment?  Someone's junk is someone else's treasure . . .  You can find many "sales" set up in garages everywhere during the Spring, Summer and Fall.  

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Eagan dog series #1

Walking through nearby Lebanon Hills park, a friend from India and I met this friendly couple and their handsome, energetic "German short hair" dogs.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

ABC Wednesday - A is for Apple

It was lunch time for Flicka and two schoolmates. Flicka had a sandwich, cookie & apple "cold lunch" and her friends had "hot lunch" : potatos, chicken paddy, apple sauce, carrots and chocolate milk!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Holz Farm a living city "museum"

Holz Farm with its long Eagan history, now stands surrounded by suburban houses on its acres of former farm land . . . .   

Monday, May 11, 2009

Flicka, Ricka and Dicka

We visited the Holz Farm on Sunday afternoon.  A great playground next to the farm was an obvious must for Flicka, Ricka and Dicka!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 10 is Mother's Day in Eagan and around the world.  Don't forget to wish your special someone(s) a "Happy Mother's Day" with a card and maybe even an ice cream cake?  This is our local DQ located just off Cliff Road.  We're semi-regulars...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Eagan's town hall

Eagan's first town hall from 1914 still stands on Pilot Knob Road across from the Eagan City Hall. Patrick Eagan, an immigrant from Ireland, was one of Eagan founding fathers.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Spring crabapple blossoms

Thursday, May 7 was a beautiful day at Thomas Lake Elementary School.  The sunny, blue skies provided a lovely frame for the pink crabapple tree blossoms and green perennials.  

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Welcome to Eagan, Minnesota

Welcome to Eagan, a friendly St. Paul suburban city of 63,557 people in central eastern Minnesota. This population sign is posted on the side of interstate highway 35 which goes north until Duluth and south all the way to Texas!