Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A flying leap...

Our younger two daughters decided to take a big leap for Leap Day! Hope you all take a great big leap on Leap Day, too.... This day, February 29th, only comes around every four years!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Commuting & computing

Kai Curry rides his cool, custom "FAT bike" to work in Eagan from St. Paul, a 40 minutes journey. Special thick tires and custom wooden, decorative fenders help him arrive safely and in style at Gorton Studios where he works as a computer programmer and website designer.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Popular place

Applebee's recently redecorated inside their well-liked restaurant in Town Centre. See other Night Shot meme participants here.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Girl power!

Eagan High School Girls' Wildcats hockey team showed their pride and sense of fun with these cheering Minnesota sticks outside the Eagan ice arena!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Birthday crown

Allison, the "29 yr old Birthday Girl," put on her Burger King crown before her belated birthday lunch at Hulahan's on Friday. We both enjoyed big salads; I drank water and she drank 20 gallons of diet coke with limes!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Wild skating

The Eagan High School Wildcats crushed the Rosemount Irish during an important Section 3AA tournament match held at the Eagan ice arena on Thursday night.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Eagan Rotarian series #26

David Finigan graduated from Marquette University and launched into a real estate management career. As director of asset management for KW Commercial Midwest in the Eagan office, he's a busy guy, married with three children. David will soon serve our Eagan Rotary Club as treasurer.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


It was 3 pm on the lake; they posed for me! Who were they?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lovely in Lakeville

Along 185th Street in nearby Lakeville, this charming barn stands near a residential area. See other Barn Charm meme contributors here.

Monday, February 20, 2012


Walking around Holland Lake in January, I spotted these mushrooms on a fallen tree. See other Macro Monday meme participants here.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Out of season

Fresh produce attracts shoppers every Wednesday at Market Fest from May through September. This archive photo gives us a foretaste of the feast to come!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A magical moment

This handsome dad and his beautiful daughter twirled around the dance floor at the "Daddy/daughter dance" held last Saturday evening at the Eagan Community Center. They took a break long enough to be photographed in their matching purple at the Legacy Creative Images photo booth by photographer Michael Proebstle.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Forecast: sunny & blue skies

It was a beautiful day for ice skating at Clearwater Park - not a cloud in the sky! See more SkyWatch Friday meme participants here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Miss Piggy & Panda

This Dad, his daughter and her friends were having a grand time gliding around the outdoor iceskating rink at Clearwater Park off Pilot Knob Road and Cliff Road on a sunny, Sunday afternoon!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

E is for Eagan

This is one of the Eagan water towers. Any guesses how many galloons of water it holds?! See other ABC Wednesday meme participants here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Roses are over-rated! How about a scrumptious dessert for Valentine's Day from Pardon My French cafe'?!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Fancy, fun, favorite fundraiser

Welcome to the Silver Anniversary Gala & Dance of the Eagan Rotary Club! Celebrate!

Dr. Rob Hegerman and his beautiful date started at the fruit and cheese stand! Cheers!

Appetizers, social hour and time for bidding on 208 silent auction items kept 300 guests happy and busy at the Eagan Community Center before dinner.

Wine drinking Dr. Dick Fuller posed with Tom & Deb Hedges.

Kim Becker, Tony Ripley, Senator Ted Daley & Anne Hagen posed for their favorite daily photo blogger!

Mark McCauley and Dr. Tom Wilson were selling beads for the "Heads or Tails" game to win an iPod!

7 large, live auction items garnered big $$$ after dinner.

The Hagens and the Proebstles

"Big Bob & the High Rollers" played dance music after dinner.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The ol' Town Hall

Last year, Eagan celebrated its Sesquicentennial and this 1914 Town Hall played a role in our history!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

T-shirts from Eagan

Jaipur Daily Photo blogger, Bharat, and his brother-in-law, Bhavesh Chhatbar, sported handsome Eagan T-shirts, a small gift I brought along for the guys. Bhavesh took the photo of Lord Ganesha hanging on Bharat's living room wall.

Guest photographer: Bhavesh Chhatbar

Friday, February 10, 2012

Eat fresh!

This subway shop stands off Cliff Road near "Pardon My French" cafe.' Is there a SUBWAY shop near you?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thinking of them

The newlyweds, Bharat and Arpana, had arrived in Jaipur from the wedding in her village and performed another ceremony at home the next morning. Bharat's mother exchanged rice with Arpana. It's now a fantastic memory and they are special friends!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

An early start

This boy had all the Minnesota Wild hockey gear to look like a real pro. My younger two daughters and I skated around the Eagan Civic Arena on Sunday afternoon before the Superbowl kick-off.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dancing stars

Our second daughter danced with her team in a show on Saturday night in nearby Lakeville. This is another dance team that I caught with my iPhone camera.

Monday, February 6, 2012


We saw heavy frost on Saturday morning in Eagan. It stayed on for several hours so I ran out with my Nikon!
See other Macro Monday meme contributors here.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Himalayan Sky

Two weeks ago, it was a Sunday morning just after 7:15 in Kandbari village in Himachal Pradesh - the Sky was heavenly and the mountains and the snow....
(Hope you don't mind a look-back to my India trip.)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Red, white & blue

Eagan leaders and business owners gathered for a sponsor breakfast meeting on Friday to discuss the upcoming July 4th Funfest. It will be another exciting holiday weekend with fireworks, live bands, carnival rides, a parade and more.
(Photo taken with iPhone)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Approaching Eagan...

On Tuesday, I flew back home from India and saw this view from my window as we approached the Minneapolis & St. Paul International airport. See other Skywatch meme participants here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Meeting Mitt

American Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, joined his wife, Ann, and one of their 5 sons in a campaign rally at Freightmasters in Eagan on Wednesday afternoon. Former Massachusetts Governor Romney sang "America the Beautiful" with the crowd of hundreds and gave an uplifting message. US Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and his wife, Mary, introduced the Romney family.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Phyllis Butler

Big, beautiful, bulldog Butler and her metallic friend seemed happy to pose for me. February 1 is theme day - this time > ANIMALS!

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