Pacific Northwest

A Look Back at our Risk Blossoming Adventures

November 23, 2018

We believe that a “Risk Blossoming” life is about really living life, having fun and being happier!  That life comes from looking for fun and happiness in new places, and not waiting for them to come from where you’ve found them before, or where others might have found them!! While we believe that travel is […]

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Stopping to Smell the Roses with Wikipedia’s Help

October 26, 2018

Recently, our trip to Hibbing MN, to visit family, was enhanced as we decided to explore and discover more of the local history. What a difference it made. The visit became an adventure as Tim took off to discover and photograph Bob Dylan’s house and other local sites and architecture (keep reading). “Taking the road less […]

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The Journey Home

Starting The Journey Home

September 14, 2018
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There’s a cool crispness in the morning air. One more clue that summer is coming to an end in the Pacific Northwest. It’s time for Risk Blossoming to turn BAM around, head home to Phoenix and plan more adventures, with both domestic and international destinations. Deborah’s Story We bid farewell to the beautiful Oregon Coast, […]

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Saying Yes to Adventure in Hells Canyon

September 7, 2018

To live a Risk Blossoming life means stepping out from the day-to-day to explore, discover and grow.  So when an opportunity comes around to jet boat down the whitewater rapids of the Snake River through Hells Canyon ….. you take it (even if it sounds terrifying). Tim’s Story Hells Canyon. I had heard of it, […]

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Reconnected and Changed by the Olympic Peninsula

August 24, 2018

In the furthermost, northwestern corner of the Continental United Stated is a region referred to as the Olympic Peninsula. It’s a majestic and diverse region comprising 3600 square miles, and contains many of the last unexplored places in the contiguous United States. As we set out to travel this area for the first time, our […]

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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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Sightseeing in the Pacific Northwest

July 27, 2018

We went sightseeing this week in the Pacific Northwest. Our tour took us to: Anacortes La Conner The North Cascades National Park Highway Mt. Baker and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park For the most part, these are places we have never been. These were long, busy days with a lot of new sights and incredible photo […]

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Oregon’s Lakes and Rivers, and Waterfalls

June 23, 2018

This week was a reflective time, filled with good memories. As we left the beaches on the Pacific Ocean, we ventured inland and into Oregon’s forests. We were awestruck by their beautiful lakes, rivers, and waterfalls. We explored and discovered new locations and we revisited some of our favorites. And, as we enjoyed the enhanced […]

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The Peninsula, Problems and Pulled Over

August 24, 2017

Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.  ― Steve Maraboli, Tim and I reserved ten days in August to discover and explore the Olympic Peninsula. The Peninsula contains many of the last unexplored places in the contiguous United States. We found the Peninsula to be amazing and, for […]

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