Life in a Motorcoach

OH, CANADA! and Revelstoke, British Columbia

July 19, 2019

This week started with Deborah and me watching our grandsons in Seattle for three days before starting our trek to Canada and toward this summer’s highlight, the Calgary Stampede. With our grandsons’ moms off to the Gorge Amphitheater for a weekend of Eric Church, we bonded with our boys, not only as their authoritative figure, […]

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Leavenworth, Washington: A Bavarian Village

July 12, 2019

Ever since we started our Risk Blossoming adventure three years ago, we have welcomed destination recommendations from friends and followers. One that has repeatedly come up is Leavenworth, Washington. This year, we included it on our itinerary and planned both a rendezvous with our family and an extended stay for ourselves in this charming Bavarian-themed […]

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West I-90 Crockpot Green Chili Pork Recipe

July 9, 2019

As mentioned in a recent blog post about our adventures in Washington State, West I-90 Crockpot Green Chili Pork is one of our go-to meals while traveling in our Motorcoach BAM. This is my tried and tested recipe. Please keep in mind that, while traveling, I am going for simplicity and ease.  So, this recipe […]

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Washington, Walmart, and Life in a Motorcoach

July 5, 2019

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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Memories of the Olympic Peninsula

April 5, 2019

The best way for Deborah to take a picture while traveling down the road in BAM is to stand in the entry stairwell, brace her legs against the dash, and lean forward toward the massive curved windshield. Last week, we recounted Tim’s precarious situation north of the border. This week, it is memories of Deborah’s […]

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The Best of BAM (so far)

March 22, 2019

Spring has sprung in Phoenix and we’re preparing to hit the road again in our motorhome BAM. We thought it would be a great time to share with you a round up of the “Best of BAM” from our Facebook posts. If you’ve got a favorite story of ours, we’d love to hear your “best […]

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Getting to Know BAM

January 4, 2019

Did you know that an estimated one million Americans live in a motorcoach? When we told friends and family we were going to buy and travel in a motorcoach many thought we had lost our minds! The questions poured in: How could we go from living in a 2,000-square-foot home to living in a 400-square-foot […]

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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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Living and Loving in 380 Square Feet – Our Life in a Motorcoach

October 5, 2018

Home, it’s a great place to return. Albeit, September in Phoenix is still hot! Especially, after spending a summer where there were only a handful of nights that didn’t drop into or below the low 60’s. Our Phoenix home, still small at just over 1,400 square feet, seems huge as we settle in and once […]

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