Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cool classic car

This groovy, ol' Chevy was parked in the Brueggers Bagels parking lot off Cliff Road. See other Wednesday Sepia scenes right here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Barn wanna-be

This little "barn" along Pilot Knob Road probably holds yard equipment but certainly no cows or pigs! See other Barn Charm participants here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Lost pioneers?

This covered wagon sits in front of the Cherokee Restaurant on Nicols Road. They remain closed for repairs following their fire damage recently.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Almost 1 o'clock

Just three restaurant options dominate the Eagan Promenade shopping area. I prefer Houlihan's and Jake's for lunch but both "BWs" and Jake's have outdoor dining patios. It was summer....

Saturday, November 26, 2011


This old barn stands hauntingly off Pilot Knob road just north of Dodd Blvd and south of Eagan.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Kitchen cooks

Grandpa Ozz and Grandma Lois prepared a Thanksgiving feast for us. The menu included: turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, marshmallow topped squash, cranberry salad, green bean casserole, stuffing, lingonberry sauce, frosted bread and white wine. Pumpkin pie with real whipped cream topped off our Thanksgiving dinner together.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

We're celebrating the holiday with my parents. Here's wishing you and yours all the best during this special day of thanksgiving. Tune in tomorrow to see some yummy food....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Eagan Rotarian series #25

John Tapper's father and a few other men founded Gopher Resource back in 1946. John has worked there since 1979 and now leads the company as their Chief Operating Officer. With 240 employees in Eagan and 200 workers in their Tampa, Florida plant, they are a major recycling organization. In Eagan, they recycle 50,000 car batteries and many other things every day! Irving Kutoff, a 92 year old founder, stopped by as we were talking.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

An old German

The Brandtjen Farm is now a residential neighborhood off Pilot Knob Road and 170th south of Eagan. The barn was renovated into a clubhouse. Read the long, important farm's history here. See other Barn Charm meme contributors here.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Share your blessings!

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, how about donating some food to your local foodshelf? The Eagan Resource Center foodshelf is looking for these food items for its needy families for this week's holiday: turkeys, potatoes, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce & chicken broth. Food drop office times: Monday - Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm & Tuesday night 6 - 8 pm. These cheerful employees can help you! Tel: 651-688-3189 Address: 3904 Cedar Grove Parkway in Eagan
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pottery panache

The 6th annual pottery sale took place at the Eagan Art House, home to pottery and other art classes. Ten artists/teachers sold their precious pottery pieces from 10 - 5 pm on Saturday. I'm glad we arrived at 9:45 am even if it meant a "checkbook accident."

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Jazzin' @ PMF

Guitarist Chris and Sax player Conrad entertained us on Friday night at Pardon My French cafe'. Both are music teachers and they've played together for two years. See more information at their "WindWood" website here.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A BIG snake!

Yikes, a snake! Be aware of this ceramic sculpture at Caponi Art Park; it's sure to scare the living day lights out of you!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Suburban Decay V

Crumbled & debris-ridden. No trespassing sign.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ring Road really ready!

On a crisp, sunny, November 15th morning, the opening of the new bridge over Highway 35E began at 8:15 with coffee, doughnuts and fun! Left to right posing on the new Duckwood Drive Overpass bridge: City Administrator Tom Hedges, City Councilman Gary Hansen, Chili, Senator Ted Daley and Parks director Julie Sewell Johnson. See the bridge construction here.

Local mascots joined in the fun: Rasmy Moose from Rasmussen College, Chili from Chili's Restaurant and Tireman from Tires Plus. Relay races were run, a shattered champagne bottle christened the bridge and merriment was made by many local politicians, bridge workers, Eagan citizens and city employees.

City of Eagan truck - 1st automobile to cross over bridge!

The Hagen Wagon crossed the bridge with the first 20 cars!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Zipping up Highway 149, I spotted this small "barn." Surely no cows have ever lived in this one! See other Barn Charm meme contributors here.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Got eggrolls?

If you're looking for Chinese food, then try stopping at Leeann Chin on Cliff Road. They even recently installed a drive-up window! See other Night shot meme participants here.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rusty Chevy

They just don't make 'em like they used to! This old Chevy was parked in front of an auto repair shop....

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Three brave men

Three veterans spoke and received recognition at this past Wednesday's weekly Eagan Rotary lunch meeting. From left: Gordon Jonson sailed with the Coast Guard in Asia in WWII from 1942 - 1946; John Kriesel served in Kosovo and Iraq from 1999 - 2007; Tim Callister flew helicopters in Vietnam from 1968 - 1971. Friday was "Veterans Day" in the USA. Photo by guest photographer and aspiring City Daily Photo blogger Michael Proebstle.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Hunting hazard

Ranger Mark works as a Dakota County Sheriff and stopped long enough for me to take his photo at Lebanon Hills Park by the Park Closed sign. Do they allow bow & arrow hunting where you live?
Today's date: 11/11/11

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Eagan Rotarian series #24

Sue Luse works as a certified educational consultant with high school students searching for the best colleges for their needs. Formerly an elementary and piano teacher, Sue started her business, "Suzanne Luse & Associates," back in July 2001. This "Jam Session Room" offers students a place to prepare applications and exchange information.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Election Day

November 8 was a national day for elections in the United States. In Eagan, we only voted on members for our local school board. My wife and I voted in the Red Pine Elementary School gymnasium. How do elections work where you live?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fire engine red

Have you ever ridden in a fire truck? This red beauty was displayed at a recent open house. I just wish Fire Chief Scott would invite me on a "ride along" in a fire truck sometime! See other Ruby Tuesday participants here.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Handsome @ Holz

Ty works in physical therapy in the Twin Cities and places high importance on personal fitness and exercise. Holz Farm provided a scenic backdrop for some photos of Ty on a sunny, autumn day.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Rolling art...

These train cars parked along the track; the paint was dry.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Garage collage

My collection of signs and license plates is growing in our garage. If you have an old plate or sign to discard, how about mailing it to me at my office address? (Hagen Financial Network; 4640 Nicols Rd #203; Eagan MN 55122)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Land's End or L.L. Bean?

Our friend, Erica, was raking leaves in her side yard when I drove past. So, with camera in hand, I walked over later for a photo of the famous outdoor clothing model!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hodge Podge fun

Photographer Michael Proebstle and his wife Cathy with "Legacy Creative Images" took photos of kids dressed up at the annual Sunday afternoon Halloween event at the Eagan Community Center. I think Michael is an aspiring "City Daily Photo blogger!"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Scarewood Way party

Our neighbors, Ken & Lana, threw their 4th annual, fun neighborhood Halloween party with lots of kids, parents, food, beverages & costumes! Then everyone went out trick-or-treating in the area!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Up against the fence

A vampire and a witch posed for me by a red fence at Caponi Art Park during the Saturday afternoon Halloween party. November's City Daily Photo blog theme day is "fences."