Risk Blossoming

Getting to Know Tim Bateman

December 14, 2018

This week we start with Deborah’s perspective… Little did I realize when we started this adventure and blog that I’d soon just be offering perspectives after Tim was done telling the story. I’ve always known him to be a natural storyteller and hilariously entertaining, but that’s now something everyone else is getting to know about […]

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Almost 2 Years of Risk Blossoming

December 7, 2018

Just a bit over 18 months ago we took on a whole new life as the two of us stepped into retirement. In a unique twist of fate, a quote, an artist, a painting, and the fond recollection of a 1973 Pace Arrow motorhome propelled us down a completely different road than we had imagined for […]

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A Look Back at our Risk Blossoming Adventures

November 23, 2018

We believe that a “Risk Blossoming” life is about really living life, having fun and being happier!  That life comes from looking for fun and happiness in new places, and not waiting for them to come from where you’ve found them before, or where others might have found them!! While we believe that travel is […]

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Risk Blossoming - Leadership & Legacy

Life, Leadership & Legacy

November 16, 2018

As part of our Risk Blossoming life, we travel in our Motorcoach, BAM, all summer and at each destination actively seek ways to Explore, Discover, and Grow. When we arrive home to Phoenix, in the Fall, one would think that things would slow down. Not so. It seems that life comes at us even faster. […]

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Reflections on the 18th Largest Island in the World

November 2, 2018

A little over a year ago, we were in Iceland and also adventured on a Trans-Atlantic Cruise from Bergen, Norway to Montreal, Canada. It was a majestic experience, that also happened to coincide with an unplanned life event for us. Although this year, we didn’t tack on an international trip to our touring with BAM, […]

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Stopping to Smell the Roses with Wikipedia’s Help

October 26, 2018

Recently, our trip to Hibbing MN, to visit family, was enhanced as we decided to explore and discover more of the local history. What a difference it made. The visit became an adventure as Tim took off to discover and photograph Bob Dylan’s house and other local sites and architecture (keep reading). “Taking the road less […]

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Living and Loving in 380 Square Feet – Our Life in a Motorcoach

October 5, 2018

Home, it’s a great place to return. Albeit, September in Phoenix is still hot! Especially, after spending a summer where there were only a handful of nights that didn’t drop into or below the low 60’s. Our Phoenix home, still small at just over 1,400 square feet, seems huge as we settle in and once […]

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Then & Now – Reflections on Lake Powell

September 28, 2018
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I have been looking forward to our stopover and two-day boating trip on Lake Powell since the idea was hatched back in June. Throughout the years, Deborah and I have spent over 190-days on Lake Powell. That is over a half-a-year of our lives. I first visited and fell in love with this magical meeting […]

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The Journey Home

Starting The Journey Home

September 14, 2018
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There’s a cool crispness in the morning air. One more clue that summer is coming to an end in the Pacific Northwest. It’s time for Risk Blossoming to turn BAM around, head home to Phoenix and plan more adventures, with both domestic and international destinations. Deborah’s Story We bid farewell to the beautiful Oregon Coast, […]

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Full and Aching Hearts on the Oregon Coast

Full and Aching Hearts on the Oregon Coast

August 31, 2018

In last week’s blog, we wrote about reconnecting. We didn’t realize that we had allowed ourselves to grow distant from some of our own personal values. Values like nature, our land, the people and our pride in our beautiful country. This week, we continued the process of reconnection. But this time, our melancholy was focused […]

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