The Journey Home

Starting The Journey Home

September 14, 2018

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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Duncan, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helen’s

July 13, 2018

This week we set off on two mountain experiences — Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helen’s — with a young Blossomer joining us. Our daughters and their youngest son Colton left us at Mt. Hood Village on Sunday afternoon, heading back to Seattle. Their oldest son Duncan, anxious to turn six in less than a […]

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Columbia River Gorge and Grandparenting

July 6, 2018

While I had driven through the Columbia River Gorge, I had never stopped at Mt. Hood, Hood River, or Multnomah Falls.  So this week’s trip was sure to offer new views and new adventures. Add in a planned visit to catch up with Phoenix friends Tara and Ken and see their new summer home in Hood River […]

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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’s Lakes and Rivers, and Waterfalls

June 23, 2018

This week was a reflective time, filled with good memories. As we left the beaches on the Pacific Ocean, we ventured inland and into Oregon’s forests. We were awestruck by their beautiful lakes, rivers, and waterfalls. We explored and discovered new locations and we revisited some of our favorites. And, as we enjoyed the enhanced […]

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Their Music Lives On

November 30, 2017

After roaming in BAM for 100+ days,  Tim was totally at ease traveling and began telling people “I’ve got nowhere to go and all the time in the world to get there”. But, eventually it was time for Deborah to return to Phoenix, and they bid adieu at the Minneapolis Airport.  Now, Tim needed to move […]

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