RVing

Oregon: Bandon, Bullard’s and Beaches

June 15, 2018

Oregon: Bandon, Bullard’s and Beaches Oregon — cool temperatures, green trees, rivers, beaches and the Pacific Ocean— couldn’t come soon enough after three hot, rough days traveling across Arizona and up California. Arriving at Bullard’s Beach State Park near Bandon Oregon, we were reminded how wonderful the Oregon State Parks System is.  The Perfect Camping Site […]

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Out with the Old, In with the New

Out with the Old, In with the New

June 1, 2018

Oh, what a year it has been!  At the end of May last year we boarded BAM and left Phoenix as newbie RV’ers. We didn’t have the experience of what to bring with us, so we took a lot. Our year with BAM has given us a lot of experience and taught us many lessons.This […]

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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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Glacier National Park: Fire and Ice and Change

September 7, 2017

I will be the first to admit that things change. But, I was not prepared for the changes I would experience during our recent visit to Glacier National Park. It had been 50 years, since I last visited.  It was the summer of 1967, and I was traveling the western United States with my parents […]

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Homecoming & Recalculating

Our Homecoming & Recalculations

August 1, 2017

This week, we returned home, to Phoenix, for a short break from our “Risk Blossoming” adventure. This break from our life of traveling and living in BAM, surprised us with an opportunity to look back and assess our adventure thus far and reset our intentions. Phoenix and Friends We returned to Phoenix to check-in, attend […]

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Wine, Women, and the Unexpected

July 21, 2017

This week presented three varied but equally opulent experiences, as narrated by Tim. We first enjoyed the majestic Oregon Coast at Newport,then yummy wine in the Willamette Valley at McMinnville, Oregon, and finally  witnessed the regeneration of nature in the aftermath of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, in southern Washington. Togetherness I have to admit, […]

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Let Your Life Surprise You!

July 14, 2017

Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you.  Last week’s title was “There was no where to go, but everywhere”. This week’s, “Let Your Life Surprise You” presented us with time, so many “everywheres” to go, and some delightful surprises! BAM and Junction City […]

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There was No Where to go, but Everywhere…

July 7, 2017

“Marriage is like a good cardio workout. If it’s never challenging, you’re probably not doing it right.” For the past week, Deborah has been slowed down with a viral infection. So, in the spirit of teamwork, Tim has taken on the task of writing this week’s Risk Blossoming Blog post, while Deborah has contributed with […]

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Our 5 Day Adventure in Yellowstone National Park

June 16, 2017

I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed. – Annie Leibowitz Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Fishing Bridge, Yellowstone Lake, bears, buffalo, elk, deer, moose, wolves and thousands of tourists, domestic and foreign.  We saw it all. There are 59 National Parks in […]

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Lesson Learned

Risk Blossoming: Lessons Learned

June 9, 2017

There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimagelike the beginning of it. – Charles Dudley Warner Temperatures in Phoenix were surpassing the century mark when we pulled away from our home.  While we were excited at the prospect of escaping the heat, we were much more excited about the reality of beginning our Risk […]

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