Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Theme Thursday -- Limo

Theme Thursday has rolled around again with this week's theme being "limo."

I admit I have never had the privilege of riding in such a grand automobile. I grew up in a rural area where a pick-up truck was the expected ride to take a girl to the prom. So my day to ride in a stretch limo is still somewhere in the future. But, I do happen to have a couple of Limo's in my archives.

During my first trip to San Diego to meet the Old Salt, he took me to the Birch Aquarium at Scripp's Institution in La Jolla. It was mid January and seemed like summer to me compared to the winter I had left behind in Missouri. While enjoying our lunch at the outdoor cafe, a limo pulled up and unloaded a group of ladies dressed in purple outfits with scarlet hats. I am still unsure what surprised me more, that I was eating outside in January or that the Red Hat Ladies could afford to tool around in a limo. I was so taken by the sight that I barely got this photo before the limo drove away.



Just so happens that I captured this next limo just a few days ago. I have seen it around town and never been in the right position to take a picture of it until now. It belongs to the GM Dealership in town and is used to chauffeur those leaving their car for service to where they need to go. I may have to find a reason to take my car in just to get a ride in this painted beauty.


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18 comments:

  1. lol. it is a pleasure i have not enjoyed either...talk about treating your customers nice...my wife has to pick me up when we drop off for service. hope you are well and have a great day!

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  2. Wow - quite a place to have your car serviced! "Home, James. And don't spare the horses!"

    :)

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  3. Rita, I've heard of being shuttled home from the dealership but...and like it's hard to miss, wot? Cool rides!

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  4. Wow...our GM dealer doesn't do that when we have ours in for service! I'm going to complain! LOL!

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  5. Loved the red hat ladies story!

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  6. I get rides from my dealership but nothing like that. Awesome.

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  7. Yeah... from what I've heard, those Red Hat Ladies have one helluva time! Happy TT!

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  8. This post made me laugh ... not at your words, but the memory of my short (not-so-sweet) career driving one of those beasts, in an attempt to make extra money. Never again! ('Tho I still have the tuxedo!)

    Never say "never" my friend .. Ed McMahon may be knocking on your door tomorrow! (LOL).

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  9. Probably cheaper for the Red Hat Ladies to hire a limo than a bus! Nice paintwork on the GM car but, arriving with such a fanfare? Not quite my style.

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  10. When I visited Prague, the Russian mafia (allegedly) blew up a limo next to our hotel with a hand grenade.

    How we laughed!

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  11. When I am old, I shall wear purple, too.

    :)

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  12. Just discovered your blog and have totally enjoyed reading your posts. Will be back later to continue!
    Sunny :)

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  13. that is a nice shuttle...the best i get is the red minivan--better than sitting in a lobby for a few hours...i mean, how long does it take to read the newspaper?

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  14. that's the funkiest looking limo i've ever seen. i'd love to see what the inside looks like with an OUTSIDE like that.

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  15. I missed out on Theme Thursday this week, but I did acutally enjoy the pleasure of a limo ride many moons ago *lol* It really wasn't that special. Loved the pictures!

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  16. The limo sure looks amazing! The GM Dealership really knows how to pamper their customer well. Riding around the town on a limo service is certainly a good treat for customers. And you right! It might be the only chance some people can ride on a limo if their car get serviced by them.


    @Earnestine Novick

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  17. Oh, wow! The limo on the last photo was really superb. The graphic has a lot of character. Pimp my ride, baby! :D It must’ve been a fun and great experience. I wish I could have that kind of venture too. Hmm, someday soon! :p

    Ima Mancuso

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