Risk Blossoming

Risk Blossoming Photo Blog 2019: Washington, Oregon, & Idaho

September 20, 2019
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While assembling some of our favorite photos from our August Risk Blossoming adventures for this third in a photo blog series, we noticed that our pace began to slow as we cultivated play and rest. Even with a more laidback schedule, we still found ourselves successfully chasing cool weather in three states: Washington, Oregon, and […]

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Risk Blossoming Photo Blog 2019: Canada & The Calgary Stampede

September 13, 2019
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In this recap photo blog, we revisit the part of our trip that took us through Canada. We entered Canada on July 1st. Unbeknownst to us, it was Canada Day. Appropriately, Deborah was dressed in red and white, and I headed to my first Tim Hortons. Deborah had spent a month in Canada during the […]

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Risk Blossoming Photo Blog: Series 1, 2019

September 6, 2019
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During the next several weeks, we will be taking a break from our regular travel blogging. In its place we will be posting Risk Blossoming photo blogs. The first series of photos features some of our favorite images from our summer 2019 adventures. This week is a collection of our favorite photos from May and […]

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Risk Blossoming and the Oregon Coast

August 30, 2019
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“I’m in denial that this summer is about over,” Deborah declared. “It just seems so unreal.” Oh, what a Risk Blossoming Summer 2019 this has been! It was rapidly coming to a close as we spent the last several weeks on the Oregon coast.  The Oregon Coast Contrary to most places, the dog days of […]

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Cultivating Play and Rest in Cranbrook, Seattle, and Long Beach

August 23, 2019
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Last week’s stay at Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia, marked more than 60 days on this summer’s road trip. It was the first stop where we took time to relax. We used the next two weeks to blossom a bud that was really tight. There were no major events scheduled at Cranbrook, British Columbia or […]

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A Golf Story at Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia

August 16, 2019

After a three-day marathon at the Calgary Stampede, we spent a final night at Cochrane’s Bow RiversEdge RV resort to rest and unwind. Then we headed west, over the Canadian Rockies and back to British Columbia. Our destination was the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Tim’s Story The drive led us back into Banff National Park […]

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The Calgary Stampede – Part Two

August 9, 2019

In last week’s blog, The Calgary Stampede – Part One, we shared our Calgary stampede Thursday with the Rangeland Derby and Grandstand Show. It seemed like a full day. But day one was just a warm-up for Friday and Saturday. Tim’s Story Friday, Deborah, Tara, Brandi, and I were headed to the afternoon rodeo before […]

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The Calgary Stampede – Part One

August 2, 2019

Risk Blossoming has a bucket list of events we want to attend, and the Calgary stampede was on that list. Last November, we put it on our 2019 schedule. In January, we started buying tickets to select events. After months of planning, it all came together for three magical days this July. The stampede bills itself […]

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Memories of Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield

July 26, 2019

This week, after thoroughly enjoying and extending our stay in Revelstoke, we arrive a day late to Lake Louise. We were continuing our way toward the Calgary Stampede but couldn’t pass up a visit to Banff and Jasper National Parks. This area offered great memories for both of us. Deborah reflected on a teenage summer […]

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OH, CANADA! and Revelstoke, British Columbia

July 19, 2019

This week started with Deborah and me watching our grandsons in Seattle for three days before starting our trek to Canada and toward this summer’s highlight, the Calgary Stampede. With our grandsons’ moms off to the Gorge Amphitheater for a weekend of Eric Church, we bonded with our boys, not only as their authoritative figure, […]

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