Totally agree it is great to learn about something "new". I am a bus fan and I have never owned a bus. I just look at them from the Jeep with a bit of envy every morning I go surfing. I did have a lego bus that I got for Christmas that sat in my office, until a two year old grabbed it from the shelf. Now it is in a box waiting for a lego restoration.
I did! Ski trip to Vail from Chicago, 1975 or so.. Tons o' crap in back. 45 uphill, 65 downhill. Freezing cold both in and out, and that's WITH a gas and hot air heater! Put the brick on the gas and still got there and back.