Flying High

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Licensed in Connecticut

flying high in Bridgewater CT

There are just some things in life that stop your heart for a beat or two and this was one of them. I saw these guys from MOB FMX at the Bridgewater Country Fair this past weekend. I can tell you one thing that kept running through my mind was... OMG, their poor mothers! 

But they are indeed flying high in life, and there is a lot to be said for that!

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Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors

2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor


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Comments (23)

Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Just goes to show you can do anything if you work hard enough. Spectacular photo!

Aug 21, 2016 11:28 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Kristine Ginsberg it really does, and I do belive it is all in the mindset. I can or I can't. I can't means I won't. That is not in this kids vocabulary! 

Aug 22, 2016 12:00 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Andrea, this shot is amazing!  And yeah!  Their poor mothers!

Aug 22, 2016 12:08 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Patricia Kennedy thanks! After a few minutes, their moms were all I could think about!!!! 

Aug 22, 2016 12:12 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Just remember this, Andrea Swiedler that it is not the fall that kills; it's that sudden stop!

Aug 22, 2016 12:38 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 Well, that doesn't help, LOL. But I will remember it!

Aug 22, 2016 12:41 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Andrea did you get out there with them and show off your skills? :)

Aug 22, 2016 01:33 AM
Andrea Swiedler

George Souto Yes, I did! I took the pictures! LOL... 

My real talent, milking cows, was not an event there. Sad, huh? 

Aug 22, 2016 01:57 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Andrea Swiedler  My Mother would never let me ride a bike as she saw a horrid accident . I did have more fun riding more dangerously on the handle bars Great shot

Aug 22, 2016 02:56 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Hannah Williams Oh my, LOL, did she know you were doing that? 

I am grateful my grandsons didn't see this. Just sayin... 

Aug 22, 2016 03:17 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Andrea - There's a couple of places here where those young lunatics ride and it's always fun to stop for a few minutes and watch - young bones heal quickly.

Aug 22, 2016 04:43 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Dick Greenberg Lunatics is the right word! But they are living their dream, and that's what counts!

Aug 22, 2016 06:18 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

They sure look like they get the adrenaline rush from that sport Andrea.

Aug 22, 2016 06:59 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Gary Woltal I think it is more of an adrenaline FLOOD! Scary for me to watch. 

Aug 28, 2016 01:17 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Those kids are fearless.  I see something like that and I can't help but wince

Aug 22, 2016 11:03 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Ed, I did more than wince!

Aug 28, 2016 01:18 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Andrea

Wonderful photo and yes Flying High and featured to the group:


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Aug 22, 2016 12:21 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Thanks VB!!!!

Aug 28, 2016 01:18 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That is a heart-stopping picture, Andrea!  And, wonderful photography.  Did you take it?

Aug 22, 2016 01:53 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Myrl Jeffcoat I actually took it with my cell phone! I used the sports setting. I was going to bring my camera, but it was hot with a threat of rain, so I left it at home. Thanks!

Aug 28, 2016 01:19 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Yikes! My heart would stop just looking at those high jumps!

Aug 25, 2016 05:12 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Pat Starnes and I have to tell you, it was a far distance between take off and landing!

Aug 28, 2016 01:20 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

That stunt would scare me if it were my son.... the couch guy.

Aug 25, 2016 11:18 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Sussie Sutton good thing, he probably won't get hurt falling off the couch, LOL!

Aug 28, 2016 01:20 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I can see why Patricia chose to high light your post this week!  Well done!

Aug 28, 2016 01:04 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647 Thank you!

Aug 28, 2016 01:20 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Oh my! Amazing picture, amazing stunt, and I agree--Mom must have a lot of gray hair!

Aug 28, 2016 01:15 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Lottie Kendall I am thinking she doesn't watch much. I wouldn't!

Aug 28, 2016 01:21 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hi, Andrea!  This post is included in today's Last Week's Favorites.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Aug 28, 2016 02:11 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Patricia Kennedy why thank you! I took it with my cell phone set to sports mode. 

Aug 28, 2016 02:50 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

Gorgeous action photo.  My son did a bit of that when young - and then a friend of his hurt himself and had to have his spleen removed.  That was that.

Aug 28, 2016 02:18 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Cara Marcelle Mancuso Good thing it was his friend, although I don't wish that on anyone! Glad you aren't the mother hiding in the closet until it is over. 

Aug 28, 2016 02:50 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Andrea ... imagine if they learned all of that "possibility" .... from their mothers!  Beautiful picture and wonderful of you to share.

Aug 28, 2016 04:08 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi they could have, but that doesn't mean mom meant that particular possibility!

Aug 28, 2016 04:13 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Wow, that is quite a stunt, captured beautifully. Yeah, it would be hard to be the parent...I wonder if you ever get used to seeing your childe do this kind of stuff, whether on a bike or skiis?!


Aug 28, 2016 09:31 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my gosh - YES!  Their poor mothers!!  I totally agree - I think I would have a heart attack if either of my boys participated in that sport!  One of them is a mountain climber and I have a very difficult time with that!

Aug 28, 2016 09:46 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I would say they have free spirits. I need to be a lot closer to the ground..

Aug 28, 2016 12:58 PM