My favorite home away from home

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My favorite home away from home


Time sure seems to be flying by as we are in the year 2021, wow where did time go?

And as time keeps flying by it brings me closer & closer to spending 4-5 months during spring, summer & fall in beautiful Alaska.

Still working in the Bay Area with all this Covid-19 crap and there has been many times when I just wanted to hang it up, retire and get away from the rat race. I am going to give it 1 maybe 2 years and I'm out of here and on my way to The Last Frontier. Sure I visit my properties in Alaska 4 weeks every year but it's just not enough time. About the time I really start relaxing and enjoying my home away from home I have to head back.

Here is a wonderful photo I took of a double rainbow at Tuner Lake where the road splits to Seward or Homer 80 miles south of Anchorage.

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Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz  

Direct: 408 410 4171

"Have a Wonderful Day"



Comments (8)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thank you for that wonderful photo.  I appreciate rainbows, they are a magical moment in our lives. A

Feb 21, 2021 10:13 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I understand the want to be away from the fear mongers and nonsense for sure.  It's exhausting.

Feb 21, 2021 10:17 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, pretty sure I was there a couple years ago when I took a vacation to go deep sea fishing.   What a beautiful photo! 

Feb 21, 2021 10:23 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That's a great capture and a great view but 12 months in Alaska would be a bit too harsh for me

Feb 21, 2021 10:51 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Spectacular photo Bob. And, yes, I can totally emphasize - now more so than ever. We haven't been able to fly back to Europe for our annual visit last year and it's not looking very hopeful that this year will be a go. In that case, I will have to plan some trips in the US. Alaska sounds lovely! I am in dire need of a recharge. 

Feb 21, 2021 11:41 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That photo scene absolutely knocks my socks off, Bob.  As for retirement and getting back to Alaska.  Life is best in its simplest form.  You may find it is advantageous to retire a bit early, and enjoy life a little more!

Feb 22, 2021 08:26 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Bob, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Feb 22, 2021 08:26 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz

Thanks Myrl, always a pleasure shagging a feature to your Photo's group 😎

Feb 23, 2021 07:36 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Sounds like a good plan . I want to spend 12 months a year at the Beach ( eating fresh fish 3-4 times per week) . I’m on the same schedule as you !

Feb 23, 2021 06:24 AM