The more we think about it, the more Indi and I think that taking the laptop whole may be more trouble than it’s worth. It’s been suggested that we get a good, hearty flash drive (they make ’em up to 64 gig right now o_O) put some basic stuffs like a web browser on it, and use that as our data/picture storage on the road.

It’s worth considering. Much lighter, less of a beacon for “hey, look, we have a computer, rob us!” But we won’t be able to update the website. The blog, sure, but not the site itself. There’s a pictures section that would be untended to; we’d just be uploading pictures to the blog.


About rhysfunk

Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe. After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world. Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. In 2018 he published his first book, Lost Restaurants of Tulsa. Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.
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3 Responses to Laptop

  1. REOIV says:

    I think skipping the laptop is the smart choice just on the weight issue alone. Though it will make it harder to update your website/blog frequently.Depending on where you end up when you find a place to use the internet do it then and just batch your updates. Just make sure to make time to jot down some notes each day or two so that when you get to those times where you can update you aren’t left wondering what the hell you did and thought about the last 2 weeks.2 weeks on the road warps time, you see and experience so much compared to living at home. Personally I think updating the rest of us will kind of be an afterthought to what you guys will be seeing and doing. It will most likely be something you think about during long train/boat/car rides and then forgotten again until right before going to sleep.One option is a high quality internet ready cellphone with a great camera. That way you can just carry one item that lets you snap pictures etc and post them when you can. Plus doesn’t weight much and is a bit of a life line in case things get hairy.

  2. I’ve been thinking of getting an iPhone or a Blackberry to type/take pictures and keep everything in one place…

  3. Eagle says:

    I concur with REOIV, a international smartphone would be the best go and makes you much less of a ‘mug us’ target. Bonus, also pointed out – much lighter in the backpacks.

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