Risk Blossoming

Re-entry to “Real Life” back in Arizona

October 18, 2019

We are excited to be back home in Arizona after our 5+ months of travel over the summer! After travelling together in our motor coach, BAM, for a few months, Deborah headed off to Portugal for her Wisdom Quest, and Tim spent a month with friends in BAM driving back to Phoenix. We are looking […]

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Featured in VoyagePhoenix!

October 11, 2019

We were recently featured in VoyagePhoenix, a magazine that looks to highlight the best of the Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Tempe areas, and we are just thrilled to share with you all the stories and behind-the-scenes we shared with them! Meet Deborah and Tim Bateman of Risk Blossoming in Central Phoenix: Featured in VoyagePhoenix Deborah and […]

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Risk Blossoming Photo Blog 2019: Washington, Oregon, & Idaho

September 20, 2019
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While assembling some of our favorite photos from our August Risk Blossoming adventures for this third in a photo blog series, we noticed that our pace began to slow as we cultivated play and rest. Even with a more laidback schedule, we still found ourselves successfully chasing cool weather in three states: Washington, Oregon, and […]

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Risk Blossoming Photo Blog 2019: Canada & The Calgary Stampede

September 13, 2019
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In this recap photo blog, we revisit the part of our trip that took us through Canada. We entered Canada on July 1st. Unbeknownst to us, it was Canada Day. Appropriately, Deborah was dressed in red and white, and I headed to my first Tim Hortons. Deborah had spent a month in Canada during the […]

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The Calgary Stampede – Part One

August 2, 2019

Risk Blossoming has a bucket list of events we want to attend, and the Calgary stampede was on that list. Last November, we put it on our 2019 schedule. In January, we started buying tickets to select events. After months of planning, it all came together for three magical days this July. The stampede bills itself […]

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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
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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
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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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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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A Different Way to Tour: Photography in Monument Valley

May 31, 2019

I have always had more than a passing interest in photography but I have never mastered the nuances of today’s digital cameras. In college, I majored in Mass Communications and was the photo editor of my university’s student newspaper. Back then the process was: point, focus and shoot. Then rush back to the newspaper office, […]

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