Honda Ranger 350ES…(Or, I’m About To Be Invaded)

February 21, 2008 at 6:55 pm 7 comments


They had this up on my screen to “show me something”.

Only, I need to also picture “chrome rims and a chrome muffler and a mechanical winch”.

Sounds suspicious.

It WAS used.  And hubby has had one in mind for several years. 

To their great credit, they did wait on family thought, discussion, and some semblence of prayer before they bought it.  I was in favor.  (We’ll need it, for sledding. Oh, how I can haul things with that baby!)  😀 

No, I’m not ready for children on wheels!  But, if we wait long enough for the six year old to be “old enough” the oldest will be 15.  Which, all in all, is fine with me, but in the real world, well...   

They assured me the “improved muffler” is not louder.  (The hub has an unusal smile and gleam in his eye and smile more like a smirk of a teenage boy telling me this.  Duly noted.)

{I’m not that gullible…but, I figure at the very least it will help me know where the kids are!}  All the neighbors will know when it’s my kids, too!  ??? 

UPDATE:  We voted yes, unanimously.

Ten minutes later, the pick-up.




The gentlemen near our home who’s been looking for a good used one for us for a while.  He gave us a very fair deal!  God is good! 

Still the gleam and boy-like smile in my husband there.  Beware the gleam.  (The other gleam [pic belos] are the chrome “rims”, not wheels.  Yes, on a 4 wheeler.  What a riot!  There was no cost above the norm for a used one this age for us compared to what we were seeing on ebay, so a real perk for an 11 year old (and I can see it’s a fun thing for Dad to see his son have!)


(this photo courtesy of Boy Wonder)

Upon the first crank, I said, “Hon, um, about that muffler?”  {woom!….va, va, va, va, va VROO…hoo…hooo… HOOM!}


I look at him.

He says, “I really think you’re underestimating how loud it already was without it.”

Right.   {ahem}.  Men. 

I’m really hoping this will satisfy any future need for noise in a vehicle.   I’m seeing some bushes I can pull out with that mechanical winch!

I rode it home with Boy Wonder on the ice. I kept putting his hood over his head to the song of: “I’m fine, Mom.  I’m fine!  Would you quit it!  I can’t SEE!”

Later, laps around the driveway with all three kids piled on, and Daisy Dog LOVING to run alongside!


A New Home:

(photo courtesy of Boy Wonder)


Entry filed under: Everyday.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kimberly  |  February 21, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Try not to hit it with the van!!!!

  • 2. graceisenough  |  February 21, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    How fun. The boys, including Barry, love his Dad’s 4-wheelers. They can’t wait till we can get one of our own. Love the pics!

  • 3. ~E  |  February 22, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Boys and their toys!

  • 4. awomansdevotion  |  February 22, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Very nice!! We have one and our kids love it. My youngest (3 yrs) always wants to “go to the woods and get muddy.”

  • 5. Cindy  |  February 22, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Oh gosh! How I remember this phase in our boys life. We had 3 of these things at one time. Andrews Christmas request one year was for new tires for his. All the boys in the neighborhood had one and it was like a brigade when they all would ride. There is a trail they made in the woods behind our house. It was so funny, you would see the 4 wheelers coming from then woods, then a few moments later, a pack of dogs running behind them. Each boy had a 4 wheeler and a god. ——Such good memories.

  • 6. Cindy  |  February 22, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Oops, that last sentence should say, a dog not a god.

  • 7. Johnnie Ruth Hamill  |  February 22, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    I’ve flipped one of these in my past — yep a four wheeler, not a three wheeler. It was when I was a teenager. Scrapped up my arm and knees really bad.

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