My first Treo-only Trip

Losing my laptop?!?! YUP, I’m going to try it. I have a trip planned in a little over a month. I’ll be traveling with my father, my uncle and my daughter out to Colorado where we will meet up with my sister and her husband for a couple days before I have to head back home.

This will be my first trip out for an extended time, without my laptop.

I’ll be traveling light, taking only a backpack for my personal belongings and my work necessities. So, it only makes sense that I use this opportunity to run my office from my Treo.

There will be a few places where we will be camping that I’ll not be able to get a signal, but I think those will primarily on the weekend, so it’s not a big deal.

I plan to take my portable keyboard, possibly both of them, and give them a real “shakedown” in a genuine “on the road” situation.

I’ll let you know how that goes. I’d like to find a way to blog from the Treo directly on this site, but thusfar, there’s not a plugin that will permit a log-in from the road. I may be able to post without doing so under my name while I’m on the road. We shall see. If I get the time between now and then, I’ll see if there have been any advances in that mobile connection option.

For now, I’m going to try to determine how SMALL I can actually pack and still stay on top of my client work, keep organized and on track, maintain my schedule and be able to communicate with my clients by phone, by email and do my work, all on the Treo.

I already know I’ll be packing lighter with the Treo than I would even without the business aspects. I’ll have a few movies (probably four) on an expansion card, a few audio books, a few ebooks and the ability to take notes and do some journaling and writing. I’ll also snap a few photos using the Treo 650 while I’m out and I’ll post those when I return.

It’s going to be quite an adventure to see if I can “be a turtle” with just a backpack on my back that holds my clothes, my personal essentials AND my “pocket-office.”