What a long strange trip it's been
We bought our first bus (51 Chevy / 6500) in the early 80's. It had been converted to be used on a hunting lease in AR. After having a mechanic go over it he gave us his blessing to take off to CA from central TX.
During the next 4 years we traveled all over the western US working with a seismic crew all over CA, visiting many National Parks, attending a Rainbow family gathering in MO, even traveling with a group of gypsies thru CO and NM eventually returning to central Texas.
We then purchase our fist brick and mortar home, settled down and eventually sold the bus. You can sell the bus but you cannot get it out of your blood. So over the next 10 to 15 years I drove buses for a recreational outfitter eventually becoming a School Bus driver.
Now that my wife and I are reaching retirement age we are considering converting a mid sized bus into a food truck, We would use it to travel between TX and CO where we own land (winters in TX / Summers in CO) using the food truck to cover the traveling cost.