Travelogue

Leavenworth, Washington: A Bavarian Village

July 12, 2019
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Ever since we started our Risk Blossoming adventure three years ago, we have welcomed destination recommendations from friends and followers. One that has repeatedly come up is Leavenworth, Washington. This year, we included it on our itinerary and planned both a rendezvous with our family and an extended stay for ourselves in this charming Bavarian-themed […]

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Washington, Walmart, and Life in a Motorcoach

July 5, 2019
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We’ve been busy visiting unplanned destinations, spending quality time with Duncan and Colton, and of all things, desperately seeking out a Walmart! These last few stops have brought beauty and adventure to our lives, but sometimes travel also brings out new stressors. With so much travel under our belt, we have some new lessons learned […]

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Lost and Confused in Idaho

June 28, 2019
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After our week in McCall, Idaho, everything was perfect. It was moving day, and we had less than 80 miles to drive BAM!  We were looking forward to the premier spot we had reserved at Swiftwater RV Park near White Bird, Idaho. BAM would be sitting just feet from the Salmon River with a magnificent […]

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Issues & Introspection in Idaho

June 21, 2019
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Fresh off the emotional highs from our serendipitous chance encounters at Canyonlands National Park, we headed toward our next destinations, with great anticipation. First, Utah’s Capital Reef National Park and then eight days in Idaho. At Capital Reef, reservations were made at Wonderland RV Park in Torrey, Utah. There, we were greeted with heavy rain turning […]

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Canyonlands National Park Inspiration

June 14, 2019
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Every Risk Blossoming day trip brings new adventures. In Canyonlands National Park, our path crossed with an athlete who personifies “owning your story.” And what a brave and courageous story it is. Please do not skip reading this week’s blog. If you want to skip or skim through Tim’s description of the day’s activities and […]

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Exploring Southern Utah’s Gorgeous Backroads

June 7, 2019

Deborah and I love to take Willy, our towed Jeep, behind BAM (our big-a$$ Motorhome), on Risk Blossoming day-trip adventures. For us, the whole point of traveling like a nomad is to see and experience as much as possible. Our first 2019 summer day trip, in southern Utah, brought so much more than we ever […]

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Room With a View: Yosemite

March 15, 2019
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“You can’t always get what you want” – Keith Richards/Mick Jagger “You can always ask for what you want” – Tim Bateman Tim’s Story Recently, I made online reservations at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel at Yosemite National Park.  After filling in all the required information, there was a space for special requests. I simply wrote, […]

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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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Enjoying Bryce Canyon Again – New Moments & Old Memories

September 21, 2018

One of the many joys of rediscovering and exploring some of our Risk Blossoming destinations is remembering and reliving our previous experiences and emotional memories. Have you experienced this sensation of revisiting a place that brought back memories or a specific moment? Some of these memories might have laid dormant and forgotten for years. The […]

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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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