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Pat Rubel is an avid traveler and novice hiker - Saying Yes to Adventure

Saying Yes to Adventure… and Yes to Life.

November 9, 2018

‘The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step.’ Pat Rubel is an avid traveler and novice hiker determined to make every day an adventure! Pat is a business owner who’s been married to her husband of 33 years. She has three adult children and one adorable grand-baby. Her message to people of all ages is to […]

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Oregon: Bandon, Bullard’s and Beaches

June 15, 2018

Oregon: Bandon, Bullard’s and Beaches Oregon — cool temperatures, green trees, rivers, beaches and the Pacific Ocean— couldn’t come soon enough after three hot, rough days traveling across Arizona and up California. Arriving at Bullard’s Beach State Park near Bandon Oregon, we were reminded how wonderful the Oregon State Parks System is.  The Perfect Camping Site […]

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Homecoming & Recalculating

Our Homecoming & Recalculations

August 1, 2017

This week, we returned home, to Phoenix, for a short break from our “Risk Blossoming” adventure. This break from our life of traveling and living in BAM, surprised us with an opportunity to look back and assess our adventure thus far and reset our intentions. Phoenix and Friends We returned to Phoenix to check-in, attend […]

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Wine, Women, and the Unexpected

July 21, 2017

This week presented three varied but equally opulent experiences, as narrated by Tim. We first enjoyed the majestic Oregon Coast at Newport,then yummy wine in the Willamette Valley at McMinnville, Oregon, and finally  witnessed the regeneration of nature in the aftermath of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, in southern Washington. Togetherness I have to admit, […]

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Let Your Life Surprise You!

July 14, 2017

Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you.  Last week’s title was “There was no where to go, but everywhere”. This week’s, “Let Your Life Surprise You” presented us with time, so many “everywheres” to go, and some delightful surprises! BAM and Junction City […]

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Unexpected Joys of Accepting Invitations

June 23, 2017

The best wines are the ones we drink with friends. Yellowstone whetted our appetite for National Parks and the great outdoors. It was a spectacular experience and has us planning a return trip to explore more of the Park and the surrounding areas. But, we bid a good-bye to Yellowstone and began our journey to […]

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The Adventure Begins .....

The Adventure Begins ……

May 30, 2017

“Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead.” -Ma Jian  Whew, what a crazy week!!  Even though Tim and I have been working for the Risk Blossoming adventure to begin, for months ……it seems as though we were working on a never-ending “to-do” list.   Just when […]

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