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Risk Blossoming – A Way of Life Part II

May 10, 2019

As we prepare to embark on our Risk Blossoming 2019 World Tour  (Tim leaves in less than a week with BAM!) we can’t help but feel grateful for the adventures that living a Risk Blossoming life has brought us. Even as we prep for the adventure – crossing items off our to-do list, double checking […]

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Guest Blossoming – 5 Incredible Stories

February 8, 2019

It is no small feat to take the leap to live the life you dream. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to share our triumphs and struggles as we take our Risk Blossoming journey. What is even more fun is to share the stories of others that are living Risk Blossoming lives. Below is […]

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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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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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