Risk Blossoming

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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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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Pat Rubel is an avid traveler and novice hiker - Saying Yes to Adventure

Saying Yes to Adventure… and Yes to Life.

November 9, 2018

‘The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step.’ Pat Rubel is an avid traveler and novice hiker determined to make every day an adventure! Pat is a business owner who’s been married to her husband of 33 years. She has three adult children and one adorable grand-baby. Her message to people of all ages is to […]

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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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Lisa Milkovitch - From Cancer to 200 miles on a bike

Stage 4 Lung Cancer & 200 Miles on a Bike – Lisa’s Journey

October 12, 2018

Meet our Guest Blogger, Lisa Milkovich It is our great pleasure to introduce our Risk Blossoming Guest Blogger, Lisa Milkovich. In our opinion, Lisa and her sister Kristine are one of the premier realtor teams in Seattle. But the reason we reached out to Lisa to be a Risk Blossoming guest blogger has nothing to […]

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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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Then & Now – Reflections on Lake Powell

September 28, 2018
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I have been looking forward to our stopover and two-day boating trip on Lake Powell since the idea was hatched back in June. Throughout the years, Deborah and I have spent over 190-days on Lake Powell. That is over a half-a-year of our lives. I first visited and fell in love with this magical meeting […]

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Enjoying Bryce Canyon Again – New Moments & Old Memories

September 21, 2018

One of the many joys of rediscovering and exploring some of our Risk Blossoming destinations is remembering and reliving our previous experiences and emotional memories. Have you experienced this sensation of revisiting a place that brought back memories or a specific moment? Some of these memories might have laid dormant and forgotten for years. The […]

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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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