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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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There is No Turning Around in BAM

June 29, 2018

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, its the ability to deal with them.”   – Steve Marabou We last wrote about spending five wonderful days at Casey’s Riverside RV Resort in Oakridge, Oregon. There we enjoyed the whitewater rapids of the Willamette River as it begins its journey down the westside of the Cascade Range. […]

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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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Oregon or Bust!

Oregon or Bust!

June 8, 2018

A forced delay on our exit from Phoenix and arrival in Oregon created some uncomfortable time spent outside of our “Comfort Zone,” but inspired two new Risk Blossoming core values; “Don’t Delay!”-  also known as DD, and    “Quality Time Left.” – also known as QTL. Life Happens! We spent a 144-day rookie season in BAM […]

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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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Salt, Speed and a Guest Blossoming

May 26, 2018

A Note from Deborah: I don’t think we really understood, in the beginning, how Risk Blossoming would truly become a way of life for us.  This “little idea” has blessed our lifes and encouraged us to continuously step out of our comfort zone, move forward, speak out, change and take steps to fulfill our dreams […]

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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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