learning journey

Getting to Know Tim Bateman

December 14, 2018

This week we start with Deborah’s perspective… Little did I realize when we started this adventure and blog that I’d soon just be offering perspectives after Tim was done telling the story. I’ve always known him to be a natural storyteller and hilariously entertaining, but that’s now something everyone else is getting to know about […]

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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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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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Lisa’s Journey – Lessons Learned

October 19, 2018

As we have experienced in our lives and travels, life continuously has lessons for us to learn. Following up on the story of her journey, Lisa Milkovich has generously shared with us her lessons learned from living well, strong and healthy with cancer. I have always loved Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote, “You must do the things […]

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You Say You Want a Revolution.

October 17, 2017

You say you want a revolution. Well, you know We all want to change the world. You tell me that it’s an evolution. Well, you know We all want to change the world. – Paul McCartney and John Lennon Je m’appelle Tim. Parlez-Vous Francais? The final two ports on our Viking Cruise were Quebec City […]

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Iceland: Everything You Always Wanted To Know…..

September 26, 2017

In Iceland, you can see the contours of the mountains wherever you go, and the swell of the hills, and always beyond that horizon.  And there’s this strange thing: you’re never sort of hidden; you always feel exposed in that landscape.  But it makes it very beautiful as well. – Hannah Kent Tim’s Perspective A […]

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Glacier National Park: Fire and Ice and Change

September 7, 2017

I will be the first to admit that things change. But, I was not prepared for the changes I would experience during our recent visit to Glacier National Park. It had been 50 years, since I last visited.  It was the summer of 1967, and I was traveling the western United States with my parents […]

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Re-experiencing the Stories: Touring America's Car Museum

August 17, 2017

“It’s about the stories” – Scot Keller Deborah and I have driven through Tacoma and past LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM), dozens of times during the past four years. Every time, we said, ‘Let’s plan to go there’. You can’t miss the building with its distinctive, non-symmetrical, oval roofline setting immediately north of I-5. The Tacoma Dome, […]

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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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Lesson Learned

Risk Blossoming: Lessons Learned

June 9, 2017

There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimagelike the beginning of it. – Charles Dudley Warner Temperatures in Phoenix were surpassing the century mark when we pulled away from our home.  While we were excited at the prospect of escaping the heat, we were much more excited about the reality of beginning our Risk […]

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