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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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Columbia River Gorge and Grandparenting

July 6, 2018

While I had driven through the Columbia River Gorge, I had never stopped at Mt. Hood, Hood River, or Multnomah Falls.  So this week’s trip was sure to offer new views and new adventures. Add in a planned visit to catch up with Phoenix friends Tara and Ken and see their new summer home in Hood River […]

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There is No Turning Around in BAM

June 29, 2018

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, its the ability to deal with them.”   – Steve Marabou We last wrote about spending five wonderful days at Casey’s Riverside RV Resort in Oakridge, Oregon. There we enjoyed the whitewater rapids of the Willamette River as it begins its journey down the westside of the Cascade Range. […]

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Oregon’s Lakes and Rivers, and Waterfalls

June 23, 2018

This week was a reflective time, filled with good memories. As we left the beaches on the Pacific Ocean, we ventured inland and into Oregon’s forests. We were awestruck by their beautiful lakes, rivers, and waterfalls. We explored and discovered new locations and we revisited some of our favorites. And, as we enjoyed the enhanced […]

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