ALASKA The Last Frontier by Robert Swetz

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Alaska by Robert Swetz

ALASKA The Last Frontier by Robert Swetz


Growing up in the Midwest surrounded by 10,000 lakes I always dreamed of going to Alaska. I can't even remember how many times I would say to family and friends, I am going to go to Alaska some day.

One day my friend that owned a company I was working for said, Bob we are tired of you always saying your going to Alaska.

Alaska by Robert Swetz

So back in 2001 I purchased a 3 foot x 6 foot map of Alaska for about $80 dollars and put it on the wall of my home. As I looked at this map of Alaska that covered the whole wall I would say to myself "I will be going to Alaska soon."

Alaska by Robert Swetz

In fall of 2001 I had the chance to go with believe it or not, a friend of the boss that kept telling me he was tired of me always talking about going. We flew up to Alaska, rented a car and drove 1500 miles to the major cities and towns like Anchorage, Seward, Homer, Palmer, Wasilla just to name a few.

When I came back to the Lower 48 all I could talk about was Alaska, it was in my blood and the memories were imprinted in my mind for years.

Alaska by Robert Swetz

I have been traveling all my life and have traveled through  40+ states across the USA and also traveled in beautiful places around the world. Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, Minnesota, Idaho, California just to name a few.

Alaska by Robert Swetz

Of all the places I have ever traveled there are 2 states that come close to the beauty of Alaska ... California & Oregon. Both states have the mountains, ocean, lakes and rivers. But the real difference is Alaska has more wildlife than people, approx 650,000 people live in the whole state of Alaska and 1/2 of the 650K live in Anchorage. Can you imagine? San Jose California alone has over 1 million people ...

Alaska by Robert Swetz

Alaska is Mother Natures playground and people that that live and travel to Alaska are just visitors. There are millions of animals, fish and birds that out number people a thousand times fold. You will never see this in the lower 48, not even Yellowstone.

Alaska by Robert Swetz

In 2008 I met a soon to be friend and associate at the ActiveRain Real Estate network named Debra Leisek. For the first 3-4 years at ActiveRain Debra and I would comment back and forth. I would always mention to Debra how beautiful Alaska was and so she started sending me listings on acreage around Homer Alaska.

Alaska by Robert Swetz

Well in 2014 a dear friend of mine moved to Alaska and asked if I would like to come and visit, within 2 weeks I was once again on my way back to The Last Frontier. In 2015 I purchased some acreage through Debra in Alaska and in 2018 closed on a small home in Alaska through Bay Realty in Homer Alaska. Who would ever thought that my connection with Debra in 2008 at the ActiveRain network would lead to a close friendship and associate, and actually owning property in Alaska?

Alaska by Robert Swetz

In fact I have spoken to Debra several times about getting licensed to sell real estate in Homer Alaska. I signed up for school, printed out the study guide for taking the Alaska State Exam but have yet to complete it. I have around 4 more years of working construction and then I will be spending 4-5 months in Alaska through the summer's and possibly selling real estate with Debra.

Alaska by Robert Swetz

Since my first visit to Alaska in 2001 I have been spending time from 2 weeks to 4 months when I lived in Anchorage in 2015, between 2014 to 2018, and will once again be in Alaska this coming June 2018.

So many of my family and friends aways say ... "I would love to visit Alaska but can't imagine living there."

And I always say to them why not? Once your retired what place could possibly be more beautiful, relaxing with fresh air, less traffic, less people, etc, then Alaska. Some say to me it would be so boring ... come on boring to me is sitting in traffic for hours, or a line at the store, or listening to all the noise and negativity coming from people's mouths, just to name a few.

Alaska by Robert Swetz

I am completely sold on Alaska The Last Frontier and couldn't think of a more beautiful relaxing place to live or travel in. And I am proud to own several pieces of land and a home in a area that I only dreamed of when I was growing up.

Alaska has become my home away from home and I look forward to that last day of working construction and hanging up my hat, packing my suitcases and flying up to Alaska for those long summer days & nights ;o)

Alaska by Robert Swetz

Please take note:  All the photographs on this post were taken by Robert Swetz between the years 2014 and 2017, and All Rights Are Reserved.

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Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz  

Direct: 702.443.7156      

If you are interested in Investment Properties in Las Vegas and the State of Nevada I can help you with all your needs.

Las Vegas continues to be a very fast growing city with some great opportunities for employment, retirement and much more. Las Vegas is surrounded by many other places & cities of interest like Lake Mead, Salt Lake City, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Monterey Bay, Carmel, San Francisco, Newport Beach, San Diego, Reno, Phoenix, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe and more.

"Have a Wonderful Day"


Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz


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Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Robert, Wonderful that you made the connection with Debra from AR to help you with your search and purchase!  Homer is a beautiful place.  I remember the spit with all the bald eagles and the air is just so clear and crisp.  

That log cabin photo makes me think of the PBS production Alone In the Wilderness

Also something about posting photos of what you want to do on a wall so you can see your dream everyday.  It worked for you!  

Enjoy your time in the last frontier!

May 18, 2018 12:23 PM #1
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

This is just beautiful Bob... really beautiful!  I know how much you love it up here. You are a a man who lives every moment with gusto! You are full of life and it shows!

Thank you for including me in Your Alaska Adventure! 

May 18, 2018 12:28 PM #2
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Robert Vegas Bob Swetz - I can feel your love for Alaska in your post. You are following your dream....good for you. 

May 18, 2018 12:34 PM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Afternoon Robert.

What great photos of your soon to be new home state. Have fun and be sure to post some more photos for us to dream about

May 18, 2018 01:14 PM #4
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

My heart is so happy for you my dear friend Robert Vegas Bob Swetz  I wish you all the happiness in the world . Looking for more wonderful pictures of Alaska

May 18, 2018 02:05 PM #5
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Bob... loved this post and your history with Alaska. Alaska is definitely in your blood and from your photos and description I can tell why!

May 18, 2018 02:26 PM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Your photos are stunningly beautiful, Bob!  I've seen few pictures of Alaska that were more special.

May 18, 2018 05:02 PM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

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

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May 18, 2018 05:03 PM #8
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Bob, I took a trip there once and I really want to go back

May 18, 2018 05:44 PM #9
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I agree, Alaska is not boring. We were in Homer AL and stayed at a B&B near the sign of Homer. It was a log home and absolutely wonderful.

May 20, 2018 05:22 PM #10
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