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Stretch Pickup Truck Limos

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I just returned from a trip to England and Scotland. In St. Andrews, Scotland, the home of golf, I saw my first stretch pickup truck limo. This particular one was being used for a birthday party for a teenaged girl.

The limo looks like a humongous pickup, complete with the open bed on the back. It seats about 12 passengers. They are made by Ford using the chassis of an F150 or F350. The bed on the back was small and seemed out of proportion with the elongated body.

Apparently, these limos are quite popular in the Edinburgh/St. Andrews area where they are used to transport groups of golfers and their gear and by small tour groups. Will they catch on in this area? Perhaps, but not likely anytime soon. What would you carry in the bed? The loot from your event, your rentals, or something else?

Wedding Insurance - a Good Idea or a Waste of Money?

You insure your car, your home, your health, and your life.Now you can insure your wedding too. Wedding insurance has been popular in Great Britain for several years. Now, a number of U.S. companies offer it as well. The insurance is receiving much publicity, but do you really need it, or is it a waste of your limited wedding funds? The answer depends on your situation.
Most policies offer varying amounts of coverage for varying fees, with the most expensive policies costing around $400 for a U.S. wedding.If you are planning a destination wedding to another country, the fee will be higher.

Most insurance policies will insure against: Unforeseen weather problems (Are you planning a wedding in Florida or the Bahamas during hurricane season?).The weather issue must be a major problem that will prevent you from holding the wedding as scheduled or will prevent a majority of your guests from attending, not just an afternoon thunder storm.
Cancellation or postponemen…