Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pink phones?

Every time I drive by this T-Mobile cellphone store on Pilot Knob Road, I wonder about those PINK awnings. Funny? Unusual?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Escape from Eagan

My family and I escaped the big city and headed to Wisconsin to spend a great, long weekend with my twin brother and his family at their cabin with my parents. We rode the "tiger" inner-tube behind their ski boat, paddled the kayaks, enjoyed a campfire, took walks, swam in the lake, etc.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunny, small & smart

This Smart car was advertising Sun Country Airlines vacations to Cancun, Mexico. I wish I could go there in February.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Stars & scones

Two Eagan VIPs were spotted enjoying a cup of coffee and scones on the balcony of the Hagen Financial Network office on a beautiful Friday morning. They wore sunglasses because of all the local paparazzi.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Double what??

What does that mean? Double bacon? Double cheese? Double order? I guess I'm just not a Burger King aficionado.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Country twangin' music

The 3 dudes acoustic classic country band, "The Power of Twang," played some cool tunes at the Eagan Rotary bandshell at Wednesday evening's weekly Market Fest. The players include: Sonny Winberg (vocals & guitar), Andru Thomas (vocals & guitar) and Joshua Michael (vocals & bass). Check out his bass - to me it looked like the bottom half lost a battle with a saw!
Their website is here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lively Hoodies - $8!

If you're shopping for back to school clothes, take a spin by "Old Navy" off Yankee Doodle Road for some fun and great deals. And hooded sweatshirts are just $8!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Local heros

One of the Eagan fire stations held an open house recently. It was a fundraiser to help with the expenses of running a volunteer fire department.
- photo by Michael Proebstle

Monday, August 23, 2010

Potluck picnic party!

Over 40 people connected with the Eagan Rotary Club gathered at our house on Saturday night for a welcome party for Robson, our Rotary exchange student from Brazil this year. Michael was grilling hamburgers and bratwursts outside and others were playing football while these happy people dished up their dinner. The dessert bar was hidden behind them...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

from a different era

This beauty was parked at last Wednesday's Market Fest with many other classic cars. Meanwhile, Elvis was singing at the bandshell! I felt like my traveling time machine worked!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Puppets on wheels

This puppet theather on wheels routinely visits local parks and the weekly Wednesday Market Fest to entertain kids and grown-ups alike. Sitting on the grass watching the show with our daughter, I was brought back to my Sesame Street watching days!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Nothin' but a hound dog...

Elvis & his son performed at MarketFest on Wednesday evening! It appeared to be one of the biggest crowds of the summer! These two dudes hail from the north metro area. Rock on!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Summer dancin' to blues

Some Eagan friends met us at the Minnesota History Museum overlooking downtown St. Paul for a weekly summer music series across from the St. Paul Cathedral. A band performed live blues music for people dancing on a perfect Tuesday evening! Ahh!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Leif of Eagan met Jorgen of Roskilde

At the end of our family vacation in Scandinavia, we spent 24 hours in Roskilde, Denmark. Of course, I wanted to meet Jorgen Carlsen, the Roskilde Daily Photo blogger. Jorgen came over to Kristen's garden home to meet. Kristen and I took French classes together 22 years ago at St. Olaf College. It was a great time together!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Eagan CDP met Stavanger CDP in Oslo

During my family's one month vacation in Norway and Sweden, I had the opportunity to meet Gunn of Stavanger Daily Photo. She and her British husband, Steve, met me and my family in Oslo in July. We enjoyed Sunday morning coffee and treats together and then attended a worship service at the Oslo Cathedral. Afterwards, we rode the subway out to Vigeland Park to see and photograph the many wonderful statues. A wonderful time was had by all!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Welcome to Eagan!

Several of our Eagan Rotary Club members welcomed Robson from Brazil on Sunday afternoon at the Minneapolis/St. Paul international airport. Robson, holding a flower bouquet, will study at Eagan High School as a Rotary exchange student this year.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tiger stripped pots

Flower pots at Gertens garden center in Inver Grove Heights, our neighboring suburb to the east.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Got milk?

I've been wanting to photograph a KEMPS milk truck so when it was parked at our gas station, I whipped out my "Lingonberry" camera phone and captured it! "It's the Cows" that make a difference in the yummy taste of their milk!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Eagan CDP meets Drammen CDP

Rune, former blogger of the Drammen Daily Photo blog, and I met for an afternoon of photos in July. The top photo was clicked standing before the "Stortinget" (possibly translated as "The big thing") or Parliament Building in downtown Oslo. Then we walked down Karl Johan Gate to the Norwegian Royal Palace. It's a small world after all!

Photos by Rune: http://www.bildebloggen.com/

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hello from Orchidville

Usually, a couple orchids adorn my office, Hagen Financial Network. Clients admire the orchids and so do we. That's why we call our office, "Orchidville."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ice Cream anyone?

Here's the menu as seen at the drive-up at our closest Dairy Queen. Nothing like a quick evening ice cream treat!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Disk it up!

Earlier this Spring, it was funny to see a 24 acre parcel of farmland surrounded in a commercial and residential area of central Eagan. For just US$5 million, "Gonyea Land Company" will sell it to you. Otherwise, a farmer will keep planting corn. Disk up the land and plant some crops!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bus ride or cup of java?

Whether you need a bus ride into downtown Minneapolis or downtown St. Paul, you'll catch the right bus at the Eagan transit station located in the heart of our city.
Otherwise, stop here for a haircut, Chinese food or a cup of Starbucks coffee!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The "Peanut" Car Wash

Peanut the Parrot steals the show at "Paradise" car wash. Our girls always refer to that place as the "Peanut car wash." If you need your car vacuumed out and washed, then drive over to Paradise!

Saturday, August 7, 2010


At first, I thought a "foreigner" from Wisconsin had crossed over our Minnesota border. Then I realized it was just a Minnesotan who likes the Green Bay Packers football team.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ship it!

I ran into Mark the mailman recently in the Eagan post office on Cliff Road. Anything unusual about Mark?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Not so GREEN

This big, red HUMMER vehicle isn't very eco-friendly. That's just an observation, not necessarily a judgement.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Water lilies at Jensen Lake

They sure make a wonderful impression! We rarely see pink water lilies, mostly white ones.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pepperoni Pizza

Visit Carbone's on Yankee Doodle Road for some yummy pizza. A large pepperoni is just $10.49. Add some pop and friends for a fun time in a local hot spot!

How much is a large pizza in your city?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Twin brothers

These identical street sweeping brothers stood parked off Cliff Road waiting to clean up the resurfaced street. Which one is older? By how many minutes? Being 9 minutes older than my identical twin brother, I always ask those twin questions! See their cousin, click here.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

BRIGHT Orange!

Jim drives a BRIGHT orange, 1929 Ford delivery sedan. The original list price was probably $500. Only 7,000 of this model car were produced annually during 1928 - 1958.

August 1st is the City Daily Photo blog community's theme day. The theme is "bright colors."

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants