My wife and I drove from Dallas to Bucksport, Maine, and back, in August. That's 5500 miles round trip and we had a great time every mile of the way. Here's our little Casita (made in Rice, Texas, south of Dallas) in the RV park at the Casino Queen in East St Louis. This photo was taken looking west near sunset and yes, in the background, that is the St Louis Arch on the other side of the Mississippi.
Very few RV parks have wifi and when they do, it's not usually very good. I did have to do some work for clients as we traveled and was able to use my iPhone as a private hotspot. My Macbook Pro connects to the phone and I can actually launch and use FileMaker Pro. It's not a good solution and I'd never be able to upload or download files that way. But for making quick fixes to client databases, it worked.
Anyway, we're back now in Texas. All the way home we were listening to satellite radio in the truck to keep up with the news about Harvey. We have a lot of close family, friends and many current and former clients living in the affected areas: in Rockport, Victoria, and all around Houston. A couple good friends lost their house. Most of the rest of the folks we've been in touch with have gotten through the storm, if not unscathed, at least not completely devastated. During our twenty years in Houston we lived through several big storms including Alicia (1983) and Alison (2001). One of my clients said in Houston said that Harvey was "much, much worse." Prayers for everybody down there.
William Porter is Rucksack's owner and principal. He's been writing on a range of tech subjects for three decades. Yikes!