We’re Peter Howe and Liz Brown and we’re on nearly three decades of marriage and year three of our continued pilgrimage across the United States in our Airstream. This blog will 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 traveling in a 2015 Ford150 with a full cap that currently carries, our bikes, solar panels, generator, screen house, and Peter’s golf clubs. We are towing our home on wheels, an Airstream Flying Cloud 25 with front bedroom. It is amazingly comfortable and beautiful to live in. Here’s a picture from our dining table looking out at the scenery, this is Montana, and the view changes all the time with this life!
- We are planning to continue criss-crossing the country seeing as much as we can, volunteering in state parks when it feels right, meeting the amazing people who have crossed our paths, and continuing to treasure the visits with the dear friends, and family, all across this country who have so kindly opened their hearts and their homes (and driveways) to us.
- Wherever possible, we are driving on “blue highways”, camping in state parks, national parks, national forests, and the great Army Corps of Engineers sites.
- We try to stay a minimum campground stay of 4 nights, with the average stay around 7 nights and in some places, 14 nights. This past winter we spent three months volunteering at Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero, Florida, our longest stop since we left New Hampshire.
- On the days we drive, we aim for 250 miles or 2:00pm, whichever comes first. We’ve found this pace will give us time to poke around the local area, meet some of the people who call the place home, find the great coffee shops, the library, bike trails, and laundromats.