Saw one of these over the weekend at the jetty. Never saw a limo there before so it caught our eyes. Fortunately it wasn't a crowded or busy place that day because that vehicle required a lot of room to get in, park and get out. Face it, those babies take up some serious space. Luckily, it was not an issue.
It was a wedding party and their photographer. What a lovely backdrop for wedding photos I thought to myself. Or at least it would have been if it had been a pretty day.
One of the reasons that the jetty wasn't busy of course was that it's off season here. But the other reason was the weather. It was Very windy and a little sprinkley with obvious plans for full on rain to come. The bride gave up on her veil in very short order. The wind was either trying to yank it out of her head like a teasing big brother or completely tangling her up in it like a fish in a net. It was not pretty. But her dress was lovely with the big full skirt and the sparkly top. The groom also looked dapper in his black tuxedo. And I have no doubt that their wedding photos will look dramatic with her skirt billowing in the wind. The sparkly bodice of her dress maybe would have caught the light better on a sunny day but what you gonna do?
I was entranced enough by the limo itself that the wedding party was just a side note to me. I've never been in a big old limo like that before. Oh I've been chauffeured in town cars before and that was lovely but there just is something so very elegant-seeming about a big old stretch limo. It could be all hype of course. Just that silver screen magic. But it is now clear to me that I have bought into it completely. And the picture in my head is very specific.
I've seen limos in white and I know that is often the choice for weddings but probably in the same way that I wouldn't choose to buy a white car, I wouldn't choose to ride in a white limo. I'm not sure what my issue is with white cars but it's an issue and apparently it extends to limousines. I've also seen them in pink. I simply cannot take a pink limousine seriously . Nope. Once saw a limo painted in camouflage. Had to bite my tongue to not laugh out loud. I guess I'm kind of a snob. Oh my! I didn't realize that about myself until right now. Shame on me.
Well I'm not saying that a white, pink or cammo limousine isn't right for anyone. I'm just saying that it is not right for me.
Nope, when I finally get to ride in big old stretch limo, it will be a classic. An older one that's beautifully maintained. It will be shiny, comfy, super luxe and black. Again I have no idea why that is the picture stuck in my head, but stuck it is. Probably too many old back and white movies. And now that I think of it, since they actually were black and white films, who knows what colour those limousines actually were? That honestly never occurred to me before. Hah! I am ridiculous.
See in the picture in my head, Tim and I are both decked out in full gussy. I don't know where we are going. Could be the opera, could be McDonalds, I have no idea. But wherever we are heading in this mythical big old gorgeous classic limousine, we look really good in it. We also look good getting in and out of it. Sigh. What a lovely mental image. I wish you could see inside my head. You would think it looked good too.
Maybe if I had gone to a prom I might have gone in a limo and had this out of my system. I went to high school in Texas but not to prom. It was a traditional thing at that time for people to go to their proms in a limo. Sometimes several couples would throw their money in together to afford it. A few couples limo'ed solo. I have no idea if that is still how it's done today.
Or perhaps if our wedding had been both bigger and more elaborate requiring a limo this would have been over and done with for me and I could check it off the list. Our wedding was so small, that even if we could have afforded a limo you could have fit the entire wedding party in it! Too funny.
Funny, I didn't think I had a bucket list but apparently I do! And riding in a gorgeous limousine seems to be on that list. I guess I need to give more thought to the items on the list that I didn't even know existed until this minute! Who knows what else I'll find on there.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.