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Our Whale of a Tale – Orcas Island

August 3, 2018

We decided last summer we would visit Washington’s San Juan Islands this summer. With no research, no knowledge and for no reason, we scheduled Orcas Island first. What a great choice it proved to be, especially our whale watching experience on the second day. Tim’s Story Ferry reservations, to Orcas Island, were made in March. […]

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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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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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A New Appreciation For Rock & Roll (and Ship Stabilizers)

A New Appreciation For Rock & Roll (and Ship Stabilizers)

October 10, 2017

Little islands are all large prisons; one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow. ― Richard Francis Burton Qaqortoq, Greenland As we discussed in last week’s Risk Blossoming, “In the Wake of the Vikings” blog post, we had been very fortunate to cruise through the Prince Christian Sound in […]

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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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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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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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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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Re-experiencing the Stories: Touring America's Car Museum

August 17, 2017

“It’s about the stories” – Scot Keller Deborah and I have driven through Tacoma and past LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM), dozens of times during the past four years. Every time, we said, ‘Let’s plan to go there’. You can’t miss the building with its distinctive, non-symmetrical, oval roofline setting immediately north of I-5. The Tacoma Dome, […]

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