I have quite a few hobbies other than photography, but here's the one that seems to generate the most interest. It's my school bus / RV project. A few years back, my wife and I bought a brand spanking new travel trailer and an almost new diesel F-250 crew cab Lariat to pull it with. The truck was awesome, but the trailer felt like it was kind of slapped together. I kept thinking that I could build something better myself. I'm an excellent mechanic and builder. I saw a guy with a converted airport shuttle bus and I was sold on the idea. I had almost $800 a month in payments on the trailer and truck. I sold the both of them and started looking for a bus! I found my bus up for auction from the Norman, Oklahoma school district! I got it for $2,000 almost a year ago. It has a 7.3L diesel engine and it runs and drives absolutely perfect. It was pretty filthy on the inside when I got it though. This was the day I drove her home. I was a proud bus dad that day. Did I mention that you don't need any special license to drive a bus as long as you're the owner? Insurance runs me $150 a YEAR. I started gutting it right after I got it. Getting the seats out was a real PITA, but I got it done. I also painted it black on the outside. Then I had to go TDY for about 5 months. I got back in August and started working on it again. So far, I have painted the inside white, laid some insulated flooring down, tinted and painted the windows, removed all of the unnecessary wiring, painted flames on it, painted the wheels, etc. This thing is a blast to work on. I'm planning to build it like a nice modern RV on the inside, only built better with better quality parts. I'm going to have a king size bed in the back, two bunks for the kids, a bathroom with shower and toilet, 95 gallon water tanks, a couch, entertainment center, a kitchen with a sink, fridge and microwave, and lots of cabinets and storage. Also, a flat screen TV, nice loud stereo, off road lights, flame thrower, roof deck, heated floors, propane furnace, roof A/C and 30 amp electrical service. I'm hoping to have it mostly complete by this spring. Here she is a couple months ago after I painted the flames on. I've done everything myself and plan to keep it that way. Most of the camping I do is going to dirt bike races or going to paraglider and ultralight aircraft fly-in's. I own and fly a powered paraglider. I run everything with a couple of Honda EU2000i generators. I rarely camp at a campground. This bus is perfect for driving down dirt roads. It has quite a bit of clearance unlike the old travel trailer. I about ripped the bottom off that thing several times at some dirt bike races.