BAM

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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Full and Aching Hearts on the Oregon Coast

Full and Aching Hearts on the Oregon Coast

August 31, 2018

In last week’s blog, we wrote about reconnecting. We didn’t realize that we had allowed ourselves to grow distant from some of our own personal values. Values like nature, our land, the people and our pride in our beautiful country. This week, we continued the process of reconnection. But this time, our melancholy was focused […]

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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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Sightseeing in the Pacific Northwest

July 27, 2018

We went sightseeing this week in the Pacific Northwest. Our tour took us to: Anacortes La Conner The North Cascades National Park Highway Mt. Baker and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park For the most part, these are places we have never been. These were long, busy days with a lot of new sights and incredible photo […]

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Duncan, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helen’s

July 13, 2018

This week we set off on two mountain experiences — Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helen’s — with a young Blossomer joining us. Our daughters and their youngest son Colton left us at Mt. Hood Village on Sunday afternoon, heading back to Seattle. Their oldest son Duncan, anxious to turn six in less than a […]

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