Wednesday, April 30, 2014

From Canada?

This goose was honking on my office balcony on a dark, rainy, cold morning.
iPhone photo thru the screen door

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Feeling blue?

This "foreigner" Mustang drove a long way for lunch at Doolittle's Restaurant!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunday's weather?

Yep, it was rainy.  April showers bring May flowers!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Construction season

The intersection of Cliff Road and Johnny Cake Ridge Road is a torn up mess! 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Biker bros

It was a perfect evening for a bike ride! These guys parked at Bonfire Restaurant last night.  (Was meinst du, Herr Grigis?)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Building strong community

Mike Lavin, fellow Eagan Rotarian and District Executive of the YMCA in Eagan, is accustomed to heavy lifting.  He leads one of the largest 21 branch YMCAs in the Twin Cities with over 350 employees.  This YMCA branch was built in 1993 and has expanded several times. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014


TBT = "Throwback Thursday." Last week's schedule

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Suddenly summer?

Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm, the thermometer read 60 degrees!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Yummy in the tummy

We recently ate dinner at Doolittle's Restaurant on Cliff Road. Salmon on a bed of spinach, asparagus and bacon - soooo good! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Dog class

Some second grade students at Woodland Elementary School met with Eagan Rotarian and realtor Sheila Hittner. They learned about therapy dogs and met Sheila's Tibetan Spaniel, "Brisket."

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter from Easter

The Easter Lutheran Church sanctuary awaited the first Easter morning worship service to transition from Good Friday. Celebrate!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Walking the Cross

The wooden cross was carried from Easter Lutheran Church to St. John Neumann Catholic Church to Eagan City Hall to Dakota County Library to Glacier Hills School to a park to All Saints Lutheran Church to Advent United Methodist Church and finally ended at Crossroads Church.  A huge crowd participated in this annual Good Friday tradition.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lake LeMay on gray day

The snow and ice were gone and so was the sun

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Recognizing our heros

Eagan Rotary Club President Steve Conlin posed with Rotarian Fire Chief Mike Scott, Rotarian Police Chief Jim McDonald (right) and an awarded firefighter and police officer after our 18th annual service officer recognition lunch.
Photo by Rotarian and photog Michael Proebstle

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 15, tax day!

I mailed my taxes to Uncle Sam on Tuesday morning on my way to work. Cashectomy!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gleaming in the night

Need your car washed or detailed? 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Days are numbered...

The EAGAN water tower off Pilot Knob Road will be torn down…. rumor has it.  I don't know the details but maybe a blog following city employee will comment...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saturday salad supper

Almonds, raisins, green peppers and tuna on a bed of greens! What did you have for dinner?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunroof season

Blue skies and 64 degrees on Friday afternoon...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Ice, be gone!

Wonderful to see open water on Thomas Lake again! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014


All of us Eaganites shouted for joy with warm, sunny weather today! It's been a long, very cold, very snowy winter

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pink Panther

A 65 year old woman was filling up her HUMMER with gas next to my navy, ordinary station wagon! 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


I was thrilled driving home:
1. Most of the snow has melted
2. It was 63 degrees
3. My moonroof was open
4. Blue skies & puffy clouds
5. Good day at my office
6. Swedish music was playing
7. Dinner was almost ready

Monday, April 7, 2014

Got toothpicks?

A lot of wood is used in building Minnesota houses...

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A snowman named April

Our neighbors built a snowman on Friday after Thursday night's blizzard. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Your answer is…..

Yesterday's "Staff Only" doorway is at the Eagan Municipal Center in the back of the Police Station

Friday, April 4, 2014

Where am I?

Any guesses where I am? Jon saw me taking this photo - shhhh, Jon! 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Doodle dog

In my rush to get to my office, I forgot to ask this nice woman her name and her dog's name. Looks like a Poodle mix of some sort. (Unedited, uncropped photo - I'm not in my blogging den.)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ice time

Many children in different skill levels were learning to better ice-skate

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Rooftop Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow

My daughter, Svea, took this iPhone photo