Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dances from India

Rita from Calcutta, Shiva from Agra, and Derek from Minnesota danced for a crowd of over 300 parents and children at Caponi Art Park. These Twin Cities dancers from Katha Dance Theatre also taught the crowd dance moves and danced with the children.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A swingin' evening

Kyle Tennis & the Riverside Swing Band played jazzy, fun tunes for Wednesday evening's Market Fest crowd. The weather was heavenly & the music divine!

Monday, August 29, 2011

8 Pieces for $52

The Eagan Art House students sold their pottery on Sunday afternoon. We picked up some affordable, artsy future gifts.... only the ones we can bare to give away!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bridging the gap...

The bridge construction over Hwy 35E has been progressing. Here's the latest update from Wednesday evening. See other Sunday Bridges meme photos here.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ready & waiting

These Eagan fire trucks stood looking out their fire station windows, prepared for their next emergency call! See other weekend reflections participants here.

Friday, August 26, 2011

$5 beautiful

Fresh produce and flower bouquets are sold on Wednesdays at Market Fest. We all enjoy an affordable vase full of colorful blooms!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Veni, vidi, vici!

Many of our Eagan friends gave us good trip tips for our vacation out West.
1. Devil's Tower
2. "Old Faithful" geyser in Yellowstone National Park
3. Grand Tetons National Park
4. Geyser crater
5. Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
6. Buffalo also called Bison

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

5 Eaganites saw 4 Presidents

Our family just returned to Eagan on Tuesday evening after a 9 day vacation. Mount Rushmore National Park highlighted the beginning of our trip. Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. We drove 2,762 miles in 6 states and visited Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons and the North Dakota Badlands. Tune in tomorrow....

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ravishingly red

We spotted this beautiful, antique RED car at Market Fest. I don't know the year or anything else about it...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Kung Fu Panda & the team

These athletes from Fusion Martial Arts showed their skills at the Health & Wellness event during the July 4th Funfest. They were fun, friendly and didn't karate chop me!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Is that so wrong?

We were driving home and everyone wanted an ice cream treat at the Dairy Queen on Rahn Cliff Road. We all ordered small "blizzards." What would YOU have ordered?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sit & relax

The Eagan Lioness Club funded this metal bench which stands behind the Eagan Community Center overlooking the pond. Come, ponder, rest!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Summer beauty

The trees were so beautiful and lush behind the Eagan Community Center. We long for summer views like this throughout the cold, snowy Minnesota winters!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Garden to Table

The "Eagan Resource Center" foodshelf has worked with the community to create gardens in several locations around the city to grow fresh produce for its clients. This garden stands next to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Running women of Eagan

The Eagan Women's Running Club gathered recently at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis to run the "HFA 5K Run for Blood" to benefit the Red Cross. Way to go!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Vocalist & guitar & bass & violinist

The April Verch Band with special guests Bill & Kate Isles played at Wednesday evening's Market Fest. The weather was perfect and the music was divine!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Doors of Monday #3

Here's the main public entrance to the Eagan Police Department. The city hall is connected to the EPD. See Louis la Vache's other "Doors of Monday" meme participants here.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Future building...

St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church purchased a lot at 1581 Century Point Avenue for its future building. Their neighbors will be the Scuba Center to the east, Klecatsky Funeral Home to the south and an apartment building to the north. Their church will sit one block north of Yankee Doodle Road and one block west of Coachman Road. Meet their pastor and see their current sanctuary here.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Skal og velkommen til Eagan!

Nothing says "Cheers and welcome to Eagan" like a glass of Linie Aquavit! My St. Olaf College friend, Steven Johnsen, is visiting us from Norway. Last summer, our family stayed with him at his house in Oslo for four days. Gunn of the Stavanger Daily Photo blog and her British husband Steve met us in Oslo for a day! (bottom photo - July 2010 in Oslo) It's a small world after all!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Where are the 2 Eaganites?

Our two younger daughters and I attended the American Suzuki Institute last week in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Over 250 kids came from all over to play their (mostly) violins, cellos, violas, harps, etc. Many kids begin the Suzuki Method from Japan at age 3 or 4 or 5! Sarah led this fun 9 am class each of the 5 days.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Eagan dog series #30

Carie's two greyhounds posed for me after their "Dog Wash" on July 9 at Argosy University. "Polar" is 4 years old and "Cookie" is 8 years old; both are retired racing dogs.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The beat from West Africa

Drummers and dancers from several groups showcased music and dance from West Africa on Sunday evening at Caponi Art Park. A huge crowd and a small swarm of photographers feasted on entertainment in the woods.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hazel, Helen & Hope

It sure was fun photographing my triplet nieces.... Amazing to have so much ballet talent all in one family!
Photo consultant: Michael Proebstle

Monday, August 8, 2011

Doors of Monday #2

Her front yard garden leads to her red, front door. Join Louis la Vache's "Monday Doorway" meme here.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mormon missionary men

These two young Mormon guys were meeting and greeting in our neighborhood. They'll serve the Eagan & Rosemount area for 2 years as 2 of the 215 missionaries in Minnesota.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Telegram delivery boy

Tony Campobasso, whose parents came from Italy, was born in 1925. He delivered telegrams for Western Union in downtown St. Paul in a khaki uniform in 1941 by bicycle. He serviced fighter planes during WWII and later served his career with the US Postal Service. In 1960, he and his wife built their house in Eagan which had only 500 inhabitants and lots of farms. Daily biking keeps him slim, healthy and smiling!

Friday, August 5, 2011

All stacked up

My wife and I spotted these stone ornaments, aka "cairns," while walking around our neighborhood. I drove by the next day with my camera. I want to try to make one!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

la Tour Eiffel d'Eagan

Voila! Here's my view of the Eiffel Tower during my morning coffee and read of the Wall Street Journal out on my office balcony. C'est formidable! (It's actually 1/250th the size of the real symbol of Paris.)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dancin' & Cruisin'

"Beatrice" & "Lawrence" were twirlin' & steppin' around the cement dance floor while "Tim Patrick & His 11-Piece Blue Eyes Band" played Frank Sinatra style music. The large crowd enjoyed another weekly Market Fest in the heart of Eagan!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Through those doors

The side doors of Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran Church stand under some beautiful, old, stained glass windows. The center glass panel reads: "I am the way, and the truth, and the life." See other "Ruby Tuesday" participants here.