Great idea. Easily accomplished. Jack:
I traveled over to Amazon and searched for an iPad keyboard. They range anywhere from just North of $15 to just South of $200. Choose wisely, but I have a couple of the less-than-$20 Bluetooth keyboards which look and feel similar to Apple’s own Magic Keyboard.
Apple’s Bluetooth Magic Mouse 2 works well with iPad, but the objective here is to travel light– as in cost. Again, a number of Bluetooth wireless mice are available for South of $20. So, for less than $369 (sans taxes) you can get a durable, highly mobile, and powerful Mac-like computer that runs rings around comparably priced Windows PCs or Chromebooks.