I am not a fan of the long line of cars in procession to the cemetery. I personally do not like the mad dash to the car after the funeral and the getting in line to what might be a long trip to the cemetery. It seems to me that many drivers these days don’t know what is expected of them when faced with a funeral procession. Some cars cut in the middle of the procession while others allow the procession to move through. The last time I was in a funeral procession we drove for forty-five minutes at varying speeds. I felt at times I needed to speed to keep up and other times we crawled along at a snail’s pace. I drove alone, which usually I don’t mind, but I did feel cut off since it was such a long drive. Would I do it again? Yes, I would because I loved this person, but maybe there is another way? How about renting a school bus for the day?
I confess, this is not my own idea, but I love it. No need for long funeral processions with everyone on the bus. People could share a beverage and perhaps a bit of something to eat on the way. Make a playlist of favourite songs of the person. This relaxing atmosphere makes for easier story telling with no worries about getting lost or driving in an emotional state. Funeral buses make driving safer, more enjoyable and create a cozy atmosphere. With a bus, you would have one mode of transportation, instead of many cars on the road. They are not terribly expensive considering the funeral price lists I have on hand. In my area, you could rent a school bus for the day for $250. Funeral limousines in my area range between $260-$515, and sometimes these have mileage limitations. You must always check beforehand. If you wanted to, you could rent a fancier coach or party bus, which would have more amenities such as screens on which you could show a slide presentation, washrooms, etc. That is totally up to you, but I think a funeral bus makes a whole lot of sense.