Lesson Learned

Washington, Walmart, and Life in a Motorcoach

July 5, 2019
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We’ve been busy visiting unplanned destinations, spending quality time with Duncan and Colton, and of all things, desperately seeking out a Walmart! These last few stops have brought beauty and adventure to our lives, but sometimes travel also brings out new stressors. With so much travel under our belt, we have some new lessons learned […]

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Lost and Confused in Idaho

June 28, 2019
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After our week in McCall, Idaho, everything was perfect. It was moving day, and we had less than 80 miles to drive BAM!  We were looking forward to the premier spot we had reserved at Swiftwater RV Park near White Bird, Idaho. BAM would be sitting just feet from the Salmon River with a magnificent […]

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Exploring Southern Utah’s Gorgeous Backroads

June 7, 2019

Deborah and I love to take Willy, our towed Jeep, behind BAM (our big-a$$ Motorhome), on Risk Blossoming day-trip adventures. For us, the whole point of traveling like a nomad is to see and experience as much as possible. Our first 2019 summer day trip, in southern Utah, brought so much more than we ever […]

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Room With a View: Yosemite

March 15, 2019
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“You can’t always get what you want” – Keith Richards/Mick Jagger “You can always ask for what you want” – Tim Bateman Tim’s Story Recently, I made online reservations at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel at Yosemite National Park.  After filling in all the required information, there was a space for special requests. I simply wrote, […]

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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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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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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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A Blossoming Love Affair

October 31, 2017

Love Has a way of wilting Or blossoming At the Strangest, Most unpredictable hour. This is how love is, An uncontrollable beast In the form of a flower. – Suzy Kassem Our Risk Blossoming Adventure Continues! I have returned to Phoenix and am integrating myself back into my efforts at National Bank of Arizona, Deborah […]

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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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In the Wake of the Vikings: Prince Christian Sound

October 3, 2017

Warriors are not born, and they are not made. Warriors create themselves through trial and error, pain and suffering, and their ability to conquer their own faults. -The Viking Havamal Tim’s Perspective: I just spent two days in the most beautiful city that I never got to see. All summer, I have encouraged others to […]

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