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 June.
Series 1 includes images from the desert vistas of Utah to the rivers and mountains of Idaho, concluding with our first visit to Leavenworth, a Bavarian Village in Washington’s Cascade Mountains. We hope you enjoy this photo series and look back at our May and June adventures.
In the Meantime
We are experiencing some melancholy as our BAM adventures for the summer of 2019 are quickly coming to a close. In just a few days, I will be joined by two of my lifelong friends to move BAM from Seattle back to Phoenix. It will take us a little more than a month, as there are lots of golf courses along the way. When we get to Arizona, we have planned a return to Lake Powell, 50 years after our first visit there together. I’m hoping there is less nudity but just as much fun this time this time around.
Until We Meet Again
While my buddies and I are moving BAM, Deborah will travel to Portugal to lead her Annual Wisdom Quest. She also has a trip planned to Minnesota, where she will visit her mom before we meet again in Phoenix in mid-October.
Here’s to great memories! We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed selecting them for you.
First Stop, Monument Valley
Monument Valley is a photographer’s dream, whether the images are in color or black and white. For more photos, you can revisit our blog at A Different Way to Tour: Photography in Monument Valley.
Then, Southern Utah
Our next stop in the Risk Blossoming photo blog, The Valley of the Gods Circle, just above Monument Valley. It provided a view point overlook of the goosenecks of The San Juan, and balancing rocks and cathedrals along the The Valley of The Gods road.
A day trip to Cortez, CO took us to Mesa Verde National Park. A civilization once thrived there before vanishing and leaving everything behind.
At Canyonlands National Park, we took the four-wheel-drive White Rim Road for a more intimate exploration of the inner-canyon vistas.
For more photos and our stories about our time in Utah, you can revisit our blogs:
Our Risk Blossoming photo blog continued in southern Idaho. Near Mountain Home, we followed the south fork of the Boise River from Anderson Dam to Arrowhead Reservoir.
McCall, Idaho was still very cold in early June. Many of the mountain forest roads we like to explore in Willy were still blocked by snow. The town sits on the edge of the beautiful Payette Lake.
From McCall, we ventured along the Salmon River to continue our Risk Blossoming photo blog.
The Salmon was beautiful but remote. The lack of cellular coverage pushed us north to Spokane, WA, where we unexpectedly explored the northeast part of the state.
Risk Blossoming photo blog Idaho posts can be revisited at:
Exploring to Washington
The clouds over Colville and the Franklin Roosevelt Lake were majestic.
Leavenworth, WA in the Cascade Mountains was our final stop in June. From Icicle Creek and Canyon above town to the wonderful Bavarian-themed village, we thoroughly enjoyed a week here.
Life got real in Washington, and you can follow our journey and view more photos of this beautiful locale in our Risk Blossoming photo blog:
Next week, we hope you will join us for our photo series 2 with images taken during the month of July in Canada. From the beautiful river valleys and mountain vistas to the Calgary Stampede, we had a wonderful and memorable time.
Explore. Discover. Grow.