Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ugh! Road construction!

Summer means road construction in Minnesota. Eagan has seen lots of trucks, heavy equipment and road construction workers showing up lately....

Friday, July 30, 2010

Drug texting

Walgreens Pharmacy is really keeping up with the times! Now they'll even text message you when your prescription medications are ready which you can then fetch at the drive-thru pick-up!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Eagan dog series #22

Michael and Cathy Proebstle, their son, Robbie, and their friend, Beth, posed with Lucy the 100% Shetland Sheepdog at Market Fest. They also reminded all dog owners to pick up the "do-do" after their dogs!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Old Ph ne

I just noticed this old ph ne at our local gas station. It's such a relic now but I did actually see a guy using it one time as I filled up our car with gas.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Great food & outdoor seating!

Doolittles Woodfire Grill is one of Eagan's most popular restaurants. The parking lot is always full. Cozy indoor decor, delicious food, "happy hour" for drinks and a beautifully landscaped yard around the outdoor seating make it a success!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mooooove over Swiss Cheese

I spotted this Dutch cheese cow at our local Byerly's grocery store. Probably one of Louis la Vache's friends? I was just glad that no store manager came running over to say, "I understand you've been taking photos in our store."

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mr Green's house

Walking through the Toll Brother's "Steeplechase" neighborhood, I passed this green house. It looks funny with the green insulation paper on the outside before the siding and brickwork are added.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The UPS delivery guy

Al Bundie, also the name of an American movie star, delivers our UPS packages. He always has a smile which several of the office building ladies have noticed.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A GREEN roof

The Lebanon Hills Visitor Center is an environmental education center located at Schulz Lake.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Barn in the city

This red barn likely belonged to a large farm in Eagan until much of the land was developed into residential neighborhoods. I spotted this beauty along Dodd Road with a few horses corralled behind it.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Eagan Rotarian series #17

Brock Stimson played the "strong safety" position for the University of Wisconsin Stout football team for 5 years before graduating in 2008. Now Brock's goals have shifted to scoring points as an account manager for the sales department of Aerotek, an employment recruitment company. He also joined the Eagan Rotary Club in May as its youngest member.
Go Brock go!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Flowers can be arranged!

This friendly chap was selling $5 fresh flower bouquets at Market Fest. I bought my wife a bouquet for $4, the "rainy day price."

Monday, July 19, 2010

Oh, when the Saints...

This ELCA Lutheran Church is located at 3810 Lexington Ave.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Easter's labyrinth

Along Thomas Lake behind Easter Lutheran Church on Pilot Knob Road, one will find this labyrinth built out of stones. This intricate maze of lines is meant to be used for meditation. More information here.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dead tree, green tree

This dead tree rests up against a living tree along the narrow road which leads to Schulz Lake in Lebanon Hills Park.

Friday, July 16, 2010

June sunset

It was a magnificent sunset! The colors were great!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Eagan Dog series #21

I met Steve Mardell and his pure bred Bernese Mountain Dog, Charlie (also known as "Downtown Charlie Brown.") At 125 pounds, that 2 year old dog with Swiss alpine origins really made an entrance as they strolled up the path.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"7 Cats" after the rain

The "7 Cats" jazz band entertained a small crowd of hearty, brave people who came out for the Wednesday evening Market Fest in spite of the rain! Saxophone and trumpet players, keyboardists, a drummer and a vocalist jammed from the Eagan Rotary bandshell stage. Bravo! Encore!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

From the 1930s

David drives a 1937 Chevrolet cabrolet with a rumble seat. As the 5th owner, he's added 22,000 miles to its speedometer. It gets 20 miles to the gallon on the highway!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Top 15 - Congratulations, Eagan!

Eagan has again scored highly among best small cities in America in which to live based on Money Magazine's list! Other Minnesota suburbs in the top 15 are: Eden Prairie, Plymouth and Woodbury!
Eagan rocks!

Think banking, think smart!

Another new bank is being built in Eagan off Difley Road. What do you think?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A bold bloom

This orange Tiger Lilly was photographed in June. Enjoy this one from my archive.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

So much playset, so little time

The play equipment behind the Eagan Rotary Bandshell is big and fun! Come and play!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Clouds after a June storm

Tornadoes swept through Minnesota a few weeks ago but little damage was done to Eagan.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

4642 for Holland!

Our neighbors from Holland, Andrew & Grietsje, have a Holland 4 Worldcup Champion sign taped up on their garage door. My condolences for Germany...

Veggies in Eagan

This friendly Hmong family from St. Paul has a 1.5 acre plot off Wescott Road and Lexington Road. The grandparents, granddaughter, grandson and grandson's girlfriend posed among their lemongrass and red pepper plants. (The daughter was too camera shy.) They also planted beans, watermelons, cucumbers, onions, long beans and pumpkins. The grandparents and their daughter left Laos in 1980 for Thailand. After 5 years there, they arrived in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1985 and later St. Paul, Minnesota, home to one of the largest Hmong populations in the US. Good luck for great crops!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Eagan Art Festival

Fabulous art, fantastic food, live music and fun made for another not-to-be-missed annual art fair at the end of June in Eagan's Central Park. Over 100 vendors sold handmade wares such as jewelry, paintings, pottery, photography, metal works, tie-dye clothing and much more! Artsy! Yes!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Funfest carnival by night

Carnival rides lit up the hill overlooking the Eagan Community Center on Sunday night, July 4th. We did the rides on Saturday afternoon so we focused on finding prime seats for the Independence Day fireworks!

Monday, July 5, 2010

*** Independence Day Fireworks ***

Wahoo! With my own camera, my own tripod and my own talent! It was great to enjoy these Eagan 150th Anniversary fireworks behind the Eagan Community Center with my family on Sunday evening, July 4th! Happy Independence Day, America!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July parade

Saturday saw the long Funfest parade of over 100 participants during a two hour ride along Eagan's parade route. I rode in Don the Rotarian's 1929 Ford Model A towncar with the Eagan Rotary Club so I missed the Eagan "royalty" at the front of the colorful cortege. Enjoy a few "Independence Day" parade photos!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

A Red Carpet Celebration

On July 1, the 2010 Miss Eagan Funfest Ambassador Coronation lit up the Eagan Community Center! Talent, charm, beauty and poise radiated from the many candidates for Miss Eagan Queen and her Royal Court. Brittany Dyshaw, a Dean's List Augsburg College student, stood above the rest to be crowned Miss Eagan Queen. Miss Eagan Teen, Little Miss Eagan and other princesses gathered at the conclusion of the evening for a royal photo. Debonaire emcee Brent Cory, an Eagan Rotarian and executive director of the Eagan Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with sophisticated emcee Cheryl Kaye, co-host of the 102.9 Lite FM morning show, partnered up to lead and liven up the night's extravaganza! Congratulations to the lovely winners!