Risk Blossoming Photo Blog: Series 1, 2019

September 6, 2019

During the next several weeks, we will be taking a break from our regular travel blogging. In its place we will be posting Risk Blossoming photo blogs. The first series of photos features some of our favorite images from our summer 2019 adventures. This week is a collection of our favorite photos from May and […]

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Canyonlands National Park Inspiration

June 14, 2019

Every Risk Blossoming day trip brings new adventures. In Canyonlands National Park, our path crossed with an athlete who personifies “owning your story.” And what a brave and courageous story it is. Please do not skip reading this week’s blog. If you want to skip or skim through Tim’s description of the day’s activities and […]

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In Search of Dill and a Precarious Position

March 29, 2019

Recently, Deborah and I were talking about our Canada travel plans this year. Suddenly, we both burst out laughing about my experience at the Canadian border last summer when I set out on a simple errand in search of dill with no idea of the misstep I was about to make. Tim’s Story One afternoon […]

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A Goal without Planning Is Just a Wish

February 15, 2019

One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling in our motor coach, BAM, is planning our Risk Blossoming trips and itineraries. This year, Tim spent a good part of November and December of 2018 arranging the coming summer of 2019. Here’s a little “behind-the-scenes” on where summer life in an RV gets started. Tim’s Perspective […]

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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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