Good Morning Active Rain Members breath-taking view of Lake Tahoe by: Robert Swetz

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Lake Tahoe by Robert Swetz

 Good Morning Active Rain Members and have you ever seen a view of Lake Tahoe like this?

 This view was not easy to capture because of the height I was at and the moving around by the gusts of wind at the high level. This shot was taken 1500 feet para-sailing from a two person sail.

 My wife and I stopped by Lake Tahoe to play in July of this year when the fires were burning up California. We were on our way to visit my first Active Rain member since I joined the network, Jessica Bigger -

 This post is for Jessica Bigger - by Robert Swetz

 If you look real-real close on the left side of the boat that is pulling us, it looks like a tooth pick in the water. That is a person in a kayak paddling in the water, that gives you an idea of how high we were in the air.

 It was a very exciting experience and when I was up there it helped me to realize why I always wanted to be a eagle or hawk ever since I was a little boy. It is a different world far up in the air and the way that everything is viewed, quite different.

 I felt sad after coming back down into the boat, I wanted to stay up there as long as I could. I felt for a moment or two that I could fly, what a feeling.

 If you ever get a chance to para-sail around Lake Tahoe or any lake for that matter and your can handle not being scared of heights, go for it. You will experience a feeling that many people can never understand until you do it.

 Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!

 Story and photo by: Robert Swetz

 All photographs by: Robert Swetz and copyrighted/ trademarked by Robert Swetz - Any duplication in any form with out the permission of Robert Swetz will be in violation of a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $20,000 dollars - For permission please call Robert direct at:  702-443-7156 or email him at:



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Comments (26)

Kris Wales
Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center - Macomb, MI
Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI

With my fear of heights I am in awe of you.  What a wonderful life you lead Robert.  Daring, adventurous.  Wish I could be like you :-)

Oct 18, 2008 11:24 PM
Kelly Willey
Long and Foster BEL AIR MARYLAND - Bel Air, MD
Short Sale Agent - Harford County Maryland Real Estate

Robert: God bless you, you are fearless!!! Fabulous post...looking forward to more...

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Oct 19, 2008 01:05 AM
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Robert - that is a GORGEOUS picture!  I haven't parasailed but I have gone skydiving and the views are simply amazing!

Oct 19, 2008 01:09 AM
Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"

way cool..better you than me...I had a chance to go para sailing when I went to mexico.. but quickly discovered...I'm a sissy

Oct 19, 2008 01:57 AM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Hi Robert!  I've never tried this but I've often thought I would enjoy it.  I didn't realize that you are so high in the air until seeing your picture.  It looks like great fun....and what a picture!

Oct 19, 2008 02:26 AM
Justin Ukaoma
Vizion KC - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate Investments

Amazing picture Robert I've always wanted to para-sail it looks like a great time.

Oct 19, 2008 03:11 AM
Bo Hussung
Bell Title /Triserv LLC - Nashvle, TN



Oct 19, 2008 04:56 AM
Kristal Perrone
Hunt Real Estate- Columbus Division - Rochester, NY
Associate Broker

Great picture Robert.  I went parasailing in Orlando, and the feeling was the same as you described.


Oct 19, 2008 07:06 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Robert, That is one spectacular shot quite amazing considering you were para-sailing at 1500 feet. I love flying but with at least one engine and preferable two. Look forward to more of your adventures.

Oct 20, 2008 03:24 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Christina - I wish you had a camera also when you went para-sailing, it makes for a very interesting photo.

Ray - Thank you for your comment and you like the blogs about the bad eggs and the wolves at AR.

Thanks Susie and you never know until you try it.

Lenn - It's a pleasure having you come around and thank you for your comment


Oct 20, 2008 03:36 AM
Jessica Bigger
Bigger Communications - Reston, VA
Freelance Real Estate Business Writer

Hey Robert - Thanks for the mention.  I really appreciate it.  Hey, I recognize that photo :)


Oct 20, 2008 04:24 AM
Laurie Logan
Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Broker Associate - Madison, WI
South Central WI Real Estate

Hey Robert,

That photo is too much!

(it slightly reminds me of my nightmare of falling from a high place - any Freudian psychologists out there??)

Anyway, the view is Inspirational!!   great reminder to take a camera!

Thanks again,   Laurie

Oct 20, 2008 11:14 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I would have been down in the boat taking a picture of that yo-yo up there hanging by a little string. LOL

Oct 20, 2008 07:14 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Thanks Jim for coming around and commenting, it looks scary doesn't it!

Oct 20, 2008 07:17 PM
Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor

Robert - Incredible shot.  I went parasailing a few years back in Tampa Bay, and it was one of the most invigorating experiences I've ever had.  Thanks for sharing this photo.

Oct 21, 2008 12:03 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Robert, Incredible shot as i have already said you. This is one of the best pics that i will rate.

Best - Sash

Oct 21, 2008 01:57 AM
Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

I would be way too scared to do that!  I am afraid of heights.  Lake Tahoe is definitely beautiful.  My parents used to have a vacation house there but they have sold it.  I miss it!

Oct 21, 2008 09:10 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

That's to bad Chris, if they still had it me and Nu Nu could have met you and your family there every so often.

Nov 22, 2008 09:57 AM
Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

Robert - that would have been nice.  I need to visit Tahoe soon anyway, I am missing it.

Nov 22, 2008 11:42 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Chris - Maybe next year, you can hook up with me and Nu Nu!

Nov 22, 2008 11:52 AM