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Just Chilling in Talkeetna Alaska

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Talkeetna Alaska by Robert Swetz

Talkeetna Alaska by Robert Swetz 3-23-2016



Just Chilling in Talkeetna Alaska


Alaska Bob and the boys took a drive up to Talkeetna Alaska which is approximately 2+ hours north of Anchorage.

The last time I was in Talkeetna it was July of 2014 and there were way to many tourists in town, we couldn't even park.


Talkeentna was founded in 1916 and this year will mark 100 years.

We are up here hoping to capture the northern lights, but at this moment it is cloudy.

We are hoping and praying that the clouds will break up and open up the sky so we can view, photograph and take videos.


Talkeenta in the Native American language means 3 rivers and there are 3 rivers coming into the town of Talkeetna with an over abundance of FISH ;o)


Has anyone in the Lower 48 been to Talkeetna?


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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Talkeetna Alaska is like stepping back in time with very old log buildings and log homes that make up the downtown area.

Mar 24, 2016 02:05 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

nope, haven't.  that snow looks cold Robert.  I bet you are ready for summer.

Mar 24, 2016 02:27 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Tammy ...

Thanks for stopping by and actually it was around 47 degrees today, heat wave.

Mar 24, 2016 03:30 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Robert 'VEGAS BOB' Swetz . I remember traveling to that village many many many moons ago. I'm about ready to take another trip to Alaska.

Mar 24, 2016 06:23 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Michael ...

What a very historic little town and even this time of the year there are quite a few people here.

Mar 24, 2016 06:25 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good Friday morning Bob.  

Seeing the Northern Lights would be an amazing life event.  One I would think would not be forgotten.

Sorry we missed your call yesterday.  We were at a listing.  Debbie did leave you a voice-mail later in the day.  We will be at another listing this morning but do hope to connect with you sooner than later.

Mar 24, 2016 10:21 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz

No problem John and I will try again later today and or Saturday.

Mar 25, 2016 02:22 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello John ...

I am so sorry to say that there were NO Northern Lights last evening but I got some great video footage of the town along with some great photographs.

Mar 25, 2016 02:21 AM
Mary Yonkers

I was hoping to see the lights through your lens Robert 'VEGAS BOB' Swetz Next time...

Mar 25, 2016 09:49 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz

Hey Mary ...

It was overcast and the owners of the motel mentioned they were outrageous last week 

Mar 25, 2016 09:55 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Cool photos, Bob. Really like the country store. Not so much the snow. Bet you are glad to be heading south where it will be a bit warmer, and hopefully without snow


Mar 25, 2016 06:44 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Vegas Bob I would have to call you a traveling man . . . . always on the go.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 25, 2016 08:16 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Been to a few towns in Alaska but not Talkeetna.  Sounds like you ar shaving good time with the boys Robert 'VEGAS BOB' Swetz 

Mar 25, 2016 09:51 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Jeff ...

This store dates back to around 1923 and the snow is melting just around the time I will be leaving. And yes I will be coming down to warmer weather that will actually be hot compared to what I am use to.

Mar 25, 2016 09:57 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Lou ... 

Always a pleasure my friend and yes I am a "Ramblin Man" 

Mar 25, 2016 09:58 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Mary ...

Next time you get up to Alaska, take a drive up from Anchorage it's less then a 2 hour drive.

Mar 25, 2016 10:00 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have enjoyed Chillin in Talkeetna too, need to find some time to get back there someday soon.

Nov 20, 2019 03:42 AM