life in a motor coach

The Art of Travel

September 14, 2017

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be.” -Douglas Adams I, Tim the travel planner, budgeted six days to travel the 1,190 miles from Columbia Falls and West Glacier, Montana to the Hibbing Minnesota area. That is just 198 miles per day and […]

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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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Laughter and Other Endearing Qualities

August 9, 2017

Deborah and I continue to talk about being together 24/7 and living in a small space. It seems that everything has become ‘we’.  The highs lift us, the lows confront us, and the laughter creates magical rides. Day Tripper We are throughly enjoying traveling and moving BAM about 100-miles at a time and spending 3-4 days taking daily explorations in our Jeep. […]

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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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There was No Where to go, but Everywhere…

July 7, 2017

“Marriage is like a good cardio workout. If it’s never challenging, you’re probably not doing it right.” For the past week, Deborah has been slowed down with a viral infection. So, in the spirit of teamwork, Tim has taken on the task of writing this week’s Risk Blossoming Blog post, while Deborah has contributed with […]

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

June 30, 2017

Just about the time you think your work is done, you become grandparents.  Tim’s ability to maneuver the 56 feet of BAM and our towed Jeep on busy freeways and city traffic, has become more skilled and confident.  Nonetheless, Seattle traffic comes with gridlock and traffic jams, and is a challenge for even the most […]

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Our 5 Day Adventure in Yellowstone National Park

June 16, 2017

I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed. – Annie Leibowitz Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Fishing Bridge, Yellowstone Lake, bears, buffalo, elk, deer, moose, wolves and thousands of tourists, domestic and foreign.  We saw it all. There are 59 National Parks in […]

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