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By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner I thought I would post a tasty plate of fresh halibut with some vegetables. Eating turkey is not the only plate serving during Thanksgiving although I do like turkey along with other meats ;o)So with that being said ... "Who's ready for the Thanksgiving holiday"?
  Vegas Bob sat in Santa Claus's Chair at the North Pole in Alaska In the fall of 2015 Robert Vegas Bob Swetz and his wife drove up to Fairbanks Alaska to view the leaves changing and fall colors.While we were up in Fairbanks Vegas Bob just had to check out the North Pole which was only 30 miles northeast of Fairbanks.What a treat it was going into The Santa Claus House and viewing all the Christmas artifacts of Santa Clause and so much more.Vegas Bob even got to sit in Santa Claus's Chair.We didn't get to meet Santa Clause, word has it Santa and Mrs Claus were taking a dip at the Hot Springs 40 miles north of the North Pole ;o)  Here is a wonderful display of Jesus Christ when he was born that is in the Santa Claus house and the photo (below) is the actual address of Santa Claus at the...
I  would like to wish everyone from Activerain a Very "Merry Christmas" early because I will be very busy the week of Christmas.I would also like to thank all my Friends & Associates for all your emails about wanting me to stay with the Activerain network.I even received a email from one person on AR staff that shared some of the reasons to stay ... ;o) So that being said, have a safe Christmas week and Vegas Bob aka Alaska Bob will be back with some fresh (New) blogs with (New) photos of Alaska attached in January 2016 And let's try and not forget what Christmas is really about! 
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Who's ready for Christmas? Photographs by Robert Swetz Well it looks like Santa Claus is ready at The Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas Nevada with all these lovely ladies surrounding him ;o)  Here are some great photos that I have taken over the years with Santa Claus at The Fashion Show Mall, and this great photo (above) taken with a (wide angle) lens at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino.  Here is a photo (above) of Alaska Bob sitting in Santa Claus's chair at the North Pole in Alaska.  Here is another great shot of Santa Claus at the Fashion Show Mall on Las Vegas Blvd in Las Vegas Nevada.  Here is a great shot of Santa at The Apple Store in Caesars Forums Shops in Las Vegas Nevada.  And last but not least, my favorite photo of a display of Jesus Christ at the Santa Claus House at the North P...
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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For anyone that really knows Alaska Bob aka Robert 'Vegas Bob' Swetz, they know he never stays in one place very long.In fact Robert Swetz has been traveling around the world since he was only 14 years of age, and still continues to travel.Alaska Bob aka Vegas Bob has several places he hangs his hat, like Crosby Minnesota, Plymouth Minnesota, Las Vegas Nevada, Morgan Hill California, Portland Oregon and Anchorage Alaska just to name a few.Vegas Bob really doesn't like to call anywhere home, and can pack up his belongings in one day that will actually fit in a storage unit 5 x 5 x 8.There are some countries that Robert Swetz wants to see before he really truly settles down, and here are a few:Israel, Egypt, Russia, Romania, China, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, Netherlands, Afri...
  Merry Christmas 2014 from Robert Vegas Bob Swetz at the North Pole Alaska ;o)   Robert Swetz would like to wish everyone around the world, a "Very Merry Christmas"   Here are some fun photographs taken at the North Pole in Alaska several months ago.     The North Pole is located approx 40 miles south of Fairbanks Alaska.     These wonderful photos were taken around and inside the Santa Claus House located on 101 St Nicholas Drive at the North Pole AK 99705     Now by looking at a couple of Santa's Rain Deer in the photo above, it doesn't really look like they are ready to pull Santa's sleigh. But remember children, this photo was take in August of 2014 and they are ready now, they have to be ;o)     Here is a great present for adults that was for sale inside the Santa Claus House, an...
  Robert Vegas Bob Swetz receives Letter from Santa Claus House North Pole Alaska   Vegas Bob was in Fairbanks Alaska several months ago and when he was there, her drove over to the Santa Claus House at the North Pole in AK. And when Vegas Bob was at the Santa Claus House, he met Santa Claus and filled out the visitors book at the front.     Well Vegas Bob received a letter yesterday from the Santa Claus House at the North Pole, and VB was very excited. Here are some photos I took with my iPhone and sorry they turned out so blurry ... ;o( And if you look real close at the envelope (above) you can see the address 101 St. Nicholas Drive North Pole Alaska 99705.     AND WHO SAID SANTA CLAUS WASN'T REAL???   Santa Claus House: Santa letters from North Pole since 1952 www.santaclaushouse.co...
Why Robert Vegas Bob Swetz doesn't Celebrate Christmas & other Holidays   Around 20 years ago Robert Swetz gave up the Celebration of Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween and other major Holidays. Several of the reasons Vegas Bob gave up the Celebration of Holidays was:     1.  Because there wasn't any children around VB at this time to make it fun. 2.    Because VB wasn't into the Commercialism attached to the major Holidays. 3.      Because VB found out that he is part Jewish and Holidays are Celebrated differently. 4.  And as for Birthdays, well ... we are only Born Once so there is no reason to Celebrate a persons Birthday again. That is unless the person is under the age of 12, over 12 years of age (NOT)!   And the (Main Reason) would be ...     Because Robert Swetz feels "EVERYDAY"...
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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The North Pole Alaska and Robert Vegas Bob Swetz 9-16-2014     The North Pole Alaska and Robert Vegas Bob Swetz 9-16-2014   Well Vegas Bob finally got his chance to meet the real Santa Claus at the North Pole in Alaska over the weekend and it was exciting.     Here are some fun photographs that Vegas Bob took on his visit to Santa's House at the North Pole.     Santa Claus even let Vegas Bob sit in his chair at Santa's House ... Wow, I feel so privileged ;o)     Robert Vegas Bob Swetz visits The North Pole in Alaska activerain.trulia.com/.../robert-vegas-bob-swetz-visits-the-north-pole-in-a... Cached Share View shared post   26 mins ago - Here are some fun photos that Robert took on his visit to Santa Claus's House at The North Pole. Please stay tuned because Vegas Bob has ... Vegas Bob...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Robert Vegas Bob Swetz visits The North Pole in Alaska 9-15-2014     Robert Vegas Bob Swetz visits The North Pole in Alaska 9-15-2014   Well Robert Swetz finally got his chance to bond with Santa Claus at The North Pole in Alaska yesterday and it was quite exciting.     Robert went to Fairbanks Alaska over the weekend and while he was there, VB took a 20 minute drive west to The North Pole.     And while Robert was at The North Pole he rolled into Santa Claus House on Santa Claus Lane.     Here are some fun photos that Robert took on his visit to Santa Claus's House at The North Pole. Please stay tuned because Vegas Bob has many more photos to share with everyone and will be posting them at other blogs ;o)   North Pole, Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encycloped...
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz headed to Fairbanks & The North Pole Sunday ;o) Vegas Bob is taking a drive Sunday morning to Fairbanks which is about a 6+ hour drive one way from Anchorage. VB will be staying the night so as to not spend the whole trip driving. The leaves are already changing in parts of Alaska so VB will have his camera out. Sunday & Monday are both suppose to be sunny days. There have been "Solar Flares" in the Northern Hemisphere so VB will also be looking for the Northern Lights dancing across the midnight sky. The town called The North Pole is only 30 minutes from Fairbanks so VB will be taking photos of Christmas displays during the day and night. There are street signs named Santa Clause Lane, etc and the whole town is all about Christmas ...  "So Stay Tuned" ;o)  
For quite some time now Vegas Bob has been interested in being licensed in 2 different states. As everyone knows VB is licensed in the State of Nevada but has always wanted to also be licensed in the state of California. Well this dream may have taken a turn ... Now with family and friends in Alaska, VB is thinking of getting licensed in AK vs Cali and also keep his license active in Nevada. And even if VB doesn't get licensed to sell Real Estate in the state of Alaska, he will continue visiting whenever possible. So VB has made his mark in the beautiful state of Alaska, with stories, photographs and videos within the World Wide Web. And until VB gets more photos and or videos loading up try searching on Google ... Robert Vegas Bob Swetz Alaska ;o)  
By Brett Nutter, Brett Nutter
(Stars and Stripes Realty)
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So I am by no means a grilling expert, I just bought my first grill this weekend. It is one of the nice ones with one side propane and the other charcoal and a side burner. So of course I was fidgety to grill something and the only thing we had defrosted were some salmon halves. Unfortunately we did not have any foil to lay on the grill for the fish so they did not fall apart. I decided to take my wife's cast iron pot and stick it on the grill and put the fish in that on some marinade and a little nonstick spray. Eight minutes later we had healthy simulated fried fish that was crispy and mostly cooked in the salmons natural fat. Needless to say I do not want fish any other way. What is your favorite grilling recipe? Have you ever turned a problem into an opportunity?
By Brett Nutter, Brett Nutter
(Stars and Stripes Realty)
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By: Brett Nutter When I received order to Fort Wainwright Alaska I was somewhat terrified. I knew the amount of money that it would take to prepare my family for this move would be far more then the Army would give us. We decided we were going to buy a house in North Pole Alaska because mortgage is cheaper then renting. With that problem out of the way we prepared ourselves for the cold, the bitter cold. Clothing and vehicle preperation were two important aspects of the move. This blog will focus on the shoes of our vehicles. The vehicles: My wife had a 2011 Jeep Patriot SUV and I had a 2012 Ram 1500 quad cab, both vehicles are 4wd and through the entire winter we only had summer tires due to budget constraints. This is our story. The bottom line up front: We made it successfully throug...
By Brett Nutter, Brett Nutter
(Stars and Stripes Realty)
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About my freeze up experience: If you have lived in Alaska for any length of time, you know that it can be down right cold. We face problems those in the lower 48 simply cannot understand. When we moved up here last year we purchased our cabin in the North Pole right as winter was setting in. I was told about the basics of the boiler and how everything works, but one piece of information simply did not stick right, "Keep the garage from freezing and everything will be fine." Oh how ignorant I was in my thinking that as long as the temperature INSIDE the garage did not freeze that everything would be fine. As snow started falling onto the trees the temperature dipped down to -25. I neglected to think about how long the remaining oil in our fuel tank would last and our boiler ran out of o...
By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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Lakewood Subdivision - Homes w/ Airstrip Access Fairbanks Alaska With barely 14,000 miles of road in a state covering 570,000 square miles (more than twice the size of Texas), it's easy to see why Alaskans rely so heavily on air travel.  And, with 1 in 53 Alaskans holding a pilots license, we do a lot of flying.  While many folks opt to keep their planes at Fairbanks International or Metro Field, there's something to be said for stepping out your front door and into your plane.  Whether for convenience or security it's a feature most neighborhoods don't offer. Lakewood Subdivision in North Pole is an aviation friendly community. Comprised of 54 one-acre (+/-) home sites surrounding a 150' by 1,500' gravel and grass airstrip. At 1,500' the field is large enough for a super cub, 180 or 18...
By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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A few days ago I wrote a post about the Christmas In Ice event happening in North Pole. The Ice Park is just beautiful... it's still open and will even be open limited hours on Christmas Day. If you haven't had the opportunity to stop by the park, I encourage you to do so. Take the kids and turn them loose on the ice slides while you marvel at the beautiful ice carvings. Admission is $5.00 per day for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. A season pass is also available. The original photo series can be seen in our Christmas in Ice 2008 photo set. Follow the link to view the original Christmas in Ice video.
By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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Looking for something to do this weekend other than battling the throngs of shoppers or sitting at home watching the same tired old movies on television? Come join us for a day of Christmas cheer at the home of Saint Nick in North Pole. Christmas in Ice events scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) include: * Kids ice carving competition 10:00am - 2:00pm. * Interior Freight Dogs Practice Pull 12:00pm - 2:00pm * Ice carving viewing and awards ceremony 3:00pm * Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 4:00pm * Winter Carnival Fireworks Display (North Pole Mall) 5:00pm. As luck would have it, Mother Nature appears to be prepared to cooperate with us. Weather reports indicate the temps should hover around 10 above with light snow. Admission is $5.00 per day for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. C...
By Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired
(Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®)
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North Pole, Alaska homes for sale. Conveniently located near Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base. Prices for new construction homes in North Pole are approximately 6% lower today than the 2007 average. Now is a great time to take advantage of the lower home prices and builder incentives. Combined with low interest rates these North Pole homes are an incredible value. North Pole is a quaint bedroom community of Fairbanks. Located 12 miles south of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway, North Pole enjoys close proximity to both Fort Wainwright Army Post as well as Eielson Air Force Base.. Good schools, shopping, and outdoor recreation make North Pole an attractive place to call home. There are more than 50 new homes for sale in North Pole ready for a new family. Call us today for inf...

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