Monday, September 30, 2013

Mighty Knights

A Sunday afternoon at Caponi Art Park gave hundreds of visitors a taste of the Middle Ages. Knights in shining armor battled it out while other costumed middle-agers demonstrated crafts, archery and more. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Mum's the word...

During Autumn, one often seems Mums...

Saturday, September 28, 2013

8 is GR8

Our youngest turned 8 yesterday! Happy Birthday

Friday, September 27, 2013

Not peak yet...

I love autumn. No fall colors on Thomas Lake yet...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cool guy

Oliver Charles is a 1.5 yr old English Bulldog; shades make the dog!
Guest Photog: Allison Beth Hale Butler

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

From behind bars...

Here's a northward view of Highway 35E!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Please bees

Such vibrant beauty in late summer! Cleome of course!
Guest photog: Allison Butler

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hayrides and pony rides...

Holz Farm held is annual fall "Lone Oak Days" on Saturday and Sunday. Nearly 2,000 people came to ride ponies, milk "Oreo" the Virtual Cow, pedal toy tractors, hear live music and enjoy many family activities!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tokyo buddies

Our friends from Japan, Shinji and Yukari Sakamoto, visited us in Eagan for lunch on Saturday. Yukari and I taught English for the Japanese government many years ago....

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Careful, Kevin...

Phew... no train coming along Highway 3!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Unsere Freunde

Monica and Peter visited us from Liechtenstein. Happy Memories! 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Puppy power

Our new puppy, Elsa, brings us mischief, energy, cuteness, friendship and puppy love! She's a Euro, white, golden retriever.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Square knots...

These boy scouts demonstrated knot tying at a recent Eagan showcase event. Can you tie any of these knots: clove hitch, bowline, taut-line hitch, cat's paw, sheet bend, surgeon's knot or double overhand? 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fruity folks

Characters from Cherry Berry ice cream shop greeted at Sunday's event! 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Streets alive!

Crowds of Eaganites and others walked the 1.5 miles of entertainment, activities and booths from Byerly's grocery store to the Eagan Community Center on Sunday afternoon at the 1st annual street celebration.

A bear wearing a tutu, singing and other fun!

Friendly city employees showed equipment ranging from chainsaws to a snowplow, bobcat and more!

A stand handing out FREE sweet corn proved POPULAR!

Over 100 booths showcased local clubs, activities, churches, social services and much, much more!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Frog 4 a blog

The weekend is ending. Hang on for the week ahead! 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Clay creation

Jordan Landauer demonstrated the art of making pottery at last week's "Harvest of Art Festival" at the Eagan Art House.  Have you ever taken a pottery class?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Lakeside exercise

Ty caught some rays and reps at Blackhawk Lake.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Reuse, recycle, reduce, recreate!

Have old milk jug lids? Juice bottle lids? At the Eagan Art House!

Wonderful weaving from the "Harvest of Art Festival!"

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Big, beastly bulldozers

It's difficult to miss these monster machines parked along Cliff Road at the former Parkview Golf course.

No more fairways, nor golf carts, nor golfers...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sad suspicion...

Eagan firefighters rushed to the original, wooden Town Hall from 1814 located on Pilot Knob Road across from the Police station on Sunday morning. Professionals suspect arsonists lit the historic structure on fire. Volunteer firefighters rescued many historic documents and items. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Get artsy!

The 8th annual "Harvest of Art Celebration" provided art afficienados with the chance to admire local paintings....

buy Eagan Art House students' pottery and other art, hear live music, buy treats ....

and meet local painters, potters and various artists

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sevilla Spaniard

Some members of the Eagan Rotary Club gathered at Tom and Pat's house to welcome Jose' from Spain as our current year exchange student. He's wearing the white, necktie shirt! Welcome!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Orange art

Check out the new sculpture at the Eagan Art House on Lexington Avenue tomorrow afternoon from 1 - 5 pm during their art show!
"Metamorphosis" sculpture done by Eagan artist Melvin Smith

Friday, September 6, 2013


Flash and Lantern paused from fighting crime while at Lake LeMay! Kevin and Nick have been longtime school friends.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Anne was watching the chickens at a secret location...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

School start

They stood ready with their backpacks for the first day...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Americana souvenir?

Our friend, Peter Grigis, was thrilled to sit in our neighbor's 1968 Ford Mustang! Nope, it wouldn't fit in his suitcase for Tuesday's return trip to Zurich...

Neighbor Greg received this classic from his Grandpa!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Foreign advertisement

Monica and Peter Grigis and I showed off our matching T-shirts from the Fitness Haus in Schaan, Liechtenstein.  We spent Friday afternoon at the Lakeville Lifetime pool being cool! 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Patio picnic

An evening dinner on our patio with Liechtensteiners....