About Us

The spectacular Organ Mountains in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

We’re Peter Howe and Liz Brown and after three-plus decades of marriage and eight years of our continued pilgrimage across the United States in our Airstream, we’re still at it. This blog continues to be a way to share what are we seeing, feeling, learning, and observing. We hope to capture in words and images some of the stories of the people we meet, the places we visit, the detail that makes a day particularly memorable.

Some of the details of our current trip:

  • We are now traveling in a 2022 F-150 named Ruby.  She  follows in the tradition of Gerry, the 2015 F-150 who served us with distinction for over 180,00 miles. Ruby wears a new Tonneau cover, the full cap is gone.  The paired-down storage still allows for the newly defined essentials:  Zamp solar panels, Honda 2000i generator, the Weber gas grill, tools and repair equipment, Zip-Dee folding chairs and a screen house.  In October 2021, we renovated the kitchen area in the 2015 Airstream Flying Cloud 25, removing the round sink and counters and replacing with the new rectangular counter and sink.  Vast improvement in functionality.  See the blog from December 5, 2021 for pictures and details.
  • We made the decision to slow down our criss-crossing the country. We have begun to look for longer term stays, around four to six months, in places where we feel at home.  From 2016-20 we were in Florida volunteering at a state park for several months. That door has closed for us and we focused on moving west to New Mexico to the town of Las Cruces with a plan to be here for a while.  We are planning on making it our base for fair-weather travel for several weeks at a time to Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, and Montana for the next few years. Colorado and California are also on the short list.
  • Wherever possible, we are driving on “blue highways”, camping in state parks, national parks, and the great Army Corps of Engineers sites.  Once in awhile a commercial campground will be the only alternative, but it’s not our first choice.  img_7570
  • On the days we drive, we aim for 250 miles or 3:00pm, whichever comes first.  I began driving and towing two years ago which provides a break for Peter and allows us to cover a bit more distance.  We’ve found this pace will give us time to poke around the local area, enjoy the daily mid-day nap, find the great coffee shops, the library or laundromats.

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11 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Thanks for sharing. I’m always grateful for the opportunity to tag along with others on the RV road. Yup, it is dry heat but it is “heat” like no other we’ve ever known. We’re adapting and getting by. AC is running night and day. Stay safe. Enjoy the journey.


  2. Hi, Liz and Peter! We are having a special Labor Day celebration at the lake to commemorate 100 years since Henry Brown bought the house. I would love to send you and Joshua invitations. Can you send me email addresses for the evites? Thanks!


  3. Liz, in Asheville, try to include Friday evening in your stay. One of the best Drum Circles we’ve participated in happens at Pritchard Park, in the center of downtown every Friday. We had to cancel our stop in early April due to 50 mph winds in our path. We hunkered down in Greenville, SC (also a lovely little city)…


  4. I’m excited to learn more about your travels! Thanks for sharing the link!
    Liz, I still recall our talk about the intersections of life, the cross, the journey–I am grateful for your kind counsel, as always!
    Best wishes,


  5. I didn’t recognize you Liz but I was attracted by the name of your blog so took a look. You have a couple of paintings that I did at the ranch in the Tetons. I am a close friend of Kathleen Sedehi. when you reach California on this fabulous adventure, you are warmly invited to visit and stay at my home in the Santa Cruz mountains. I have 20 acres between 800′ and 1300′ with 360 degree views. Please know that you are welcome. I have carried a fondness for you since we met — perhaps 10 years ago. Happy trails!!

    Joyce Converse


    • Yes, Joyce, I do remember our meeting at the ranch and we love your beautiful paintings. We are not yet sure about our time in CA but do know that we will be visiting Carol Martin, whom you also know. Thank you for your most generous offer and we will see where the winds carry us. Peace and all good things,



  6. This is George, Rubye and I will follow your adventure with GREAT INTEREST…A Blue Highways Adventure is also in our plans. Best wishes for a joyful ” flight”! Question: Is Asheville NC in your plan—Battery Park is extremely unique: look it up on the Net.


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