Sunday, September 30, 2012

With urgency

The Urgency Room, a medical facility mix between "urgent care" and "emergency room," will open in early October on Denmark Avenue off Lone Oak Road in Eagan, the second one of its kind in the Twin Cities. 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Homecoming game

Eagan Wildcats battled the Rosemount Irish on Friday night. 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Taking aim

A central Wisconsin native, Nick Weiss, was practicing his archery skills at Walnut Hill Park off Lexington Avenue. When not hunting, he works as a personal trainer at Eagan Lifetime Fitness

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Autumn beauty

Cool nights + sunny days = beautiful flower pots

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Around the fire pit

Some Eagan Rotarians gathered at the Lone Oak Grill recently for a "Rotary After 5" social event. The days of outdoor seating are numbered...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Antique buddies

An old Police Car and an old Fire Truck stand together in the Fire Station 2 garage. Our local police officers and firefighters are friends and work together, too.  We're lucky to live in Eagan!

Monday, September 24, 2012

International understanding

My family and Christiane's family spent a wonderful weekend together. We spoke German and English together; we played together and went to church together.  Germany and America seem to have come closer together!
Auf Wiedersehen Christiane, Holger und Maximilian

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Meiningen nach Eagan

My penpal since high school, Christiane, her new husband, Holger, and her son, Maximilian, arrived from Eastern Germany to visit us here in Eagan. Just 3 weeks ago, our family visited them in Meiningen for their wedding!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pete & Re-Pete

Canadians. Strutting geese. Taking a walk

Friday, September 21, 2012

Talented beauty

Karen Kitchel, Executive Director of Cheerful Givers and Lisa Horn, Executive Director of the Eagan & Lakeville Resource Centers stood with Miss Minnesota, Nitaya Panemalaythong at the ZEST fundraiser event at Lost Spur Country Club on Thursday evening.  Nearly 300 guests, food vendors and live entertainment created a magical way to support resources for needy families in Dakota County.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

All stacked up

A new, mini strip mall is emerging from the ground of a former abandoned gas station. This 4 store area stands on the corner of Cliff Road and Rahn Cliff Road. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rusty runner

Tired tractor. Cherokee Restaurant yard ornament. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Packer Backer

These barn owners along Hwy 45 in Wisconsin seem to love Green Bay Packers player #12, quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  See other Barn Charm meme contributors here.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A healthy punch

James Midboe trained as a competitive boxer. Nowdays his goal is helping people with health and wellness through chiropractics and exercise.  He and four others started the new Mi5 Fitness & CrossFit Gym in Lakeville.  The sun shone on James at the Eagan Community Center pavilion.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Vintage vehicle

A beauty from the past. Market Fest classic car. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Loaves & fishes

John and Diane Curlee invited Paul Harris donors from the Eagan Rotary Club to their house for a back deck, Friday night fish dinner. Good food, fellowship and fun!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Bizarre blue

It's amazing the cars one will find around Eagan...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Who are they?

Can you identify these 4 Eagan VIPs? You see them posing in front of a new firefighting vehicle.  The first person to name all 4 in a posted comment will receive a prize from me!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Harvest of Art Celebration

A big crowd attended the 7th annual Eagan Art House event on a perfect Sunday afternoon. Artists demonstrated Raku outdoor pottery firing, making pottery and other art mediums. Pottery students and other artists sold their art pieces while live music and ice cream topped off the fun, successful afternoon!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Basketball barn

A windmill. A Lakeville neighbor. A silo. A basketball hoop. 
See other Barn Charm meme contributors here.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Last dip of summer

It was a sunny September day and maybe the last chance for Mike to swim at Schulz Beach until next summer. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Nifty @ 50

Our friend, Steven, celebrated his 50th birthday with his trophy wife, Allison, and a load of friends and family members in their backyard.  Cheers, Steven

Saturday, September 8, 2012

On fire!

This hotrod car with its flaming fenders and great condition drew my attention at Market Fest! Do you like the car?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Bienvenu 'a Eagan

Another school year has begun and Marie recently arrived from Belgium as the Eagan Rotary Club's exchange student. Bonne chance!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

End of summer

Fresh vegetables and other produce abounded at Wednesday's Market Fest. Autumn seems to be at the front door....

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Starting school

Our 4th grader and 1st grader were ready for the first day of school on Tuesday morning.  Parents everywhere seemed to post their kids' fun "first day of school" photos all over Facebook!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Through the brush

Hiking through a marsh, through prickly brush, I found this abandoned barn when returning from Wisconsin. See other Barn Charm meme entrants here

Monday, September 3, 2012

Eaganite & a German bride

My "East" German penpal, Christiane, invited our family to her wedding in Meiningen on Saturday. It was a fabulous, day long event in a 12th century castle. It's like a dream now since we just arrived at home after our European family vacation. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Royal Wildcats

My longtime penpal, Monica in Liechtenstein, posed with her family in front of the Prince of Liechtenstein's royal castle in Vaduz. We spent several wonderful days with them but now it's just a fond memory of our family vacation in Europe. 
(left-to-right: Martina, Peter, Monica, Sergio & Julia)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Peachy dream

A yummy, fruity color. Someone's classic dream car