Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Not the country, the park

I wonder why it's called "Lebanon Hills?" The park sign was recently redone along Cliff Road. The beach parking area was expanded but wait until June for beach body photos!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dressed to the nines

Deepak and I were dressed for his cousin's wedding. I wore a Rajathani turban and he sported a new wedding outfit. He's a single guy and looking for his bride, likely in an arranged marriage like his cousin, Bharat.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Now they are married!

Bharat and Arpana were married in her village during a day of several ceremonies. Finally, they completed the hindu marriage ceremony with seven walks around the fire on the wedding dais.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Weird cycle

I haven't seen a bike seat suspended like that before now... have you?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Let the wedding begin...

Bharat, the groom, participated in several wedding ceremonies in his house loaded with relatives on Thursday. His mother and his aunt and several others adorned him with fresh flower garlands and gave him sweets to eat.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Eagan & Jaipur CDP bloggers

Bharat, the Jaipur, India city daily photo blogger, invited me to his wedding. We posed outside his house gate on Wednesday morning. Thursday begins the four days of wedding celebrations!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

859 & higher

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012


It was autumn and this RED shed (Barn wanna-be) was watching the community garden plots off Lexington Avenue and Difley Road. See other Barn Charm meme contributors here.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Say a prayer

On Sunday, I visited the Dalai Lama's Buddhist temple in McLeod Ganj in Dharamsala in the Himachal Pradesh province. Here are the famous "Prayer Wheels" which are spun while praying. Soon I'll attend the wedding of a fellow CDP blogger...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dial 911

It's better to be riding behind the Health East ambulance than in it!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Not the Eagan Rotary

I landed in Delhi, India on Thursday and already on Friday night it was possible to visit the evening Rotary meeting of the Palampur Rotary Club. I'm visiting Bloomington Rotarian, Sandhya Gupta, who moved back to India with her family. She's second from the left in a club of 59 members.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sign of the times

In Eagan, dog owners are required to keep their dogs on leashes AND pick up all doggie do-do.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Archive dessert

It was Thanksgiving and we were out of Eagan. Cranberry and walnut pie 'a la mode! 'Twas sooooo good!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Two to tangle

The Eagan High School "Wildcats" wrestled against the Prior Lake High School "Lakers." They looked like pretzels out there on the wrestling mat but what do I know?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Along the lake path

In early January, we had very little snow and thin lake ice. I don't remember such a warm winter!

Monday, January 16, 2012

A splash of competition

The Eagan High School swim and dive team recently met waves of rivalry from tough competitors from Eastview High School in neighboring Apple Valley.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Life's a beach!

The water was frozen at Schulz Beach and no bikinis were anywhere to be seen!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ice fishing...

They were out fishing on Holland Lake on a beautiful January weekend afternoon. I wonder how thick the ice is?!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pole fitness

Katherine Fossler, owner of Lady Katherine, a pole-dancing fitness studio in nearby Hudson, Wisconsin, just opened a new, second studio in Eagan in December. Fitness classes, private parties, sassy workshops, workout DVDs and an online store are all part of her unique business. Any and all women are welcome to join in this fun, new fitness option!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Out for a walk

They were strolling around Jensen Lake when I asked them to pose.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winter road work

These City of Eagan workers were repairing the street on Tuesday afternoon. Blue skies and 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 Celsius) made it a very unusual site in January!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Farewell to Christmas

On Sunday, we packed up all our Christmas tree decorations and other Christmas items and brought the tree to the curb. See other Ruby Tuesday meme contributors here.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Birthday nails

Our middle daughter celebrates her birthday today! She asked some friends to get their nails done on Saturday afternoon followed by the new release of the "Muppets" movie and dinner. Her friend chose Muppets nail polish at Signature Nails, a fun and affordable nail salon along Cliff Road.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

IKEA extras

For $35.55, I was able to recently buy a few extras at IKEA. But they did NOT have lingonberries - sold out! Really?! Is there an IKEA near you?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friday Moon

It was 4 pm and I was glad to come home for the beginning of the weekend!

Friday, January 6, 2012

It's a small world....

Our family hosted Rotary District 3190 Governor elect Badri Prassad Boggaram and his wife Jayashree from Bangalore, India in our home for 4 days. Rotary District 5950 leaders came over for a vegetarian potluck dinner to honor our special guests. I stayed in Badri & Jayashree's home when I was in India back in March 2009 and he coordinated my Rotary GSE trip back then. See my India travel blog here.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Close to coffee

My shadow beat me across the crosswalk to Starbucks up on Pilot Knob Road...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Vacay pink

While our family was away from Eagan on summer vacation in Wyoming, I snapped this pink flower. See other flowers at my Brazilian friend's new city daily photo blog here.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ready 4 winter?

Jim Cooper and the guys would gladly tune up your car at their auto service station in Difley Square before winter arrives.
Photo taken before New Year's Eve snow!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Monochrome Monday

No ice skating on that pond of thin ice! Be careful out there!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Out with a bang!

2011 was great; may 2012 be even better! Happy New Year!
January's theme is "Best of 2011" so here's a fireworks photo from the 4th of July! Enjoy!

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