Travelogue

Issues & Introspection in Idaho

June 21, 2019

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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Saying Yes to Adventure in Hells Canyon

September 7, 2018

To live a Risk Blossoming life means stepping out from the day-to-day to explore, discover and grow.  So when an opportunity comes around to jet boat down the whitewater rapids of the Snake River through Hells Canyon ….. you take it (even if it sounds terrifying). Tim’s Story Hells Canyon. I had heard of it, […]

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Reconnected and Changed by the Olympic Peninsula

August 24, 2018

In the furthermost, northwestern corner of the Continental United Stated is a region referred to as the Olympic Peninsula. It’s a majestic and diverse region comprising 3600 square miles, and contains many of the last unexplored places in the contiguous United States. As we set out to travel this area for the first time, our […]

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Cape Flattery -The Most Northwestern Point in the Continental United States

Discomfort and Adaptation in Olympic National Park

August 17, 2018

We were in Olympic National Park, BAM was parked in a beautiful spot, and there was so much to see and do. But, Day One didn’t start as we had planned. So what were we to do?  Would this spoil our time at beautiful Olympic National Park? “You can’t go back and change the beginning, […]

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