BAM

Memories of the Olympic Peninsula

April 5, 2019

The best way for Deborah to take a picture while traveling down the road in BAM is to stand in the entry stairwell, brace her legs against the dash, and lean forward toward the massive curved windshield. Last week, we recounted Tim’s precarious situation north of the border. This week, it is memories of Deborah’s […]

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The Best of BAM (so far)

March 22, 2019

Spring has sprung in Phoenix and we’re preparing to hit the road again in our motorhome BAM. We thought it would be a great time to share with you a round up of the “Best of BAM” from our Facebook posts. If you’ve got a favorite story of ours, we’d love to hear your “best […]

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Risk Blossoming Dream Plan Live

Dream. Plan. Live!

March 1, 2019

What is holding you back from making your next travel plans? Do you have plans for the next six-months, 12-months and even 18-months and two years? We have calendared targets in each of those time periods as well as an expanding bucket list to pick from even further out. Why, so far out, you may […]

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Rightsizing to Live the Life You Dream

February 22, 2019

Over the course of a lifetime, we all experience a significant amount of change. Some of these changes—such as marriage, births, and new jobs—are generally positive. Other major life transitions—such as becoming empty nesters, moving, or retiring—can cause a significant amount of stress. Tim and Deborah’s transition into retirement and rightsizing is still in process, but […]

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A Goal without Planning Is Just a Wish

February 15, 2019

One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling in our motor coach, BAM, is planning our Risk Blossoming trips and itineraries. This year, Tim spent a good part of November and December of 2018 arranging the coming summer of 2019. Here’s a little “behind-the-scenes” on where summer life in an RV gets started. Tim’s Perspective […]

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BAM

Getting to Know BAM

January 4, 2019

Did you know that an estimated one million Americans live in a motorcoach? When we told friends and family we were going to buy and travel in a motorcoach many thought we had lost our minds! The questions poured in: How could we go from living in a 2,000-square-foot home to living in a 400-square-foot […]

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Deborah

Getting to Know Deborah Bateman

December 21, 2018
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This week we start with Tim’s perspective… I love Deborah because she is such a positive and open person. As an extrovert, Deborah can be bubbly and talkative with any stranger. There have been very few cases when I am the one who needs to open or lead conversations when we’re together – which you might […]

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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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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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