The Gator



Guess what this is:

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Believe it or not, it’s a Polaris 4×4 ATV.  Want to see it what it’s supposed to look like?




Yep, it’s unbelievable but true.  We brought one of our ATV’s to a dealership in Maryland to be serviced and a few days later we got a call.  The area in the back of the building had a fire, and our vehicle, along with three others was totally destroyed!  Here are some of the others:

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Ours is in the middle.  Nice, huh?  They never really figured it out, although they think someone threw a “molotov” cocktail, but they don’t know who or why.   Well, the truth is, these vehicles are more suited to the place we had in Pennsylvania.  There was more acreage, more hills and trails, and we used them mostly for riding and fun.


Here’s John’s mom on it, she was 86!  Don’t worry, he was doing the driving.


At first we thought we would just replace the ATV with another ATV.  The kids do enjoy riding them, even though in Maryland there isn’t as much land as there was in PA, and it’s pretty flat.  Very flat.  Still fun, but not the same.  And we do still have the one.  So we decided to go out looking and see what’s new in the ATV market.  And then we saw the “Gator.”

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Here’s the traditional color from John Deere:

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It was like we were made for each other!  Now that we’re old more mature, we loved the back for carrying things around, and we loved that it was a four-seater, so we could haul our friends and family around too!

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It’s so useful! And comfortable!  We ride it down to the beach in the morning to have our coffee and muffins. John packs it up with all our fishing gear and coolers when we’re going out on the boat.  It’s very convenient.

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And it has the other vehicle to keep it company.

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Jackson took this picture of John and I, inspecting the trees and fence:

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I know, it’s crazy, but we love our Gator.

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