Sunday, March 18, 2007

Bought a family skidoo

Down south when you have a baby you upgrade to the family vehicle. Up here isn't that much different... but instead of the dreaded mini-van, we have upgraded to a two-up skidoo!

We had two Polaris 550 Supersports. Nice machines, however not very comfy for more than one person. So one of the supersports is being bought by some friends here in town and this is what we have coming up on the barge this year:
It is a Ski-Doo GTX 550 Fan. We decided to save some money and just go with the 2007 model instead of getting the newest 2008. This one is still brand new though and it is sitting down in Hay River. The dealership we bought it from will hold it there for us and put it on the barge in the spring. We got all of the bells and whistles to go with it as well. I am looking forward to bombing this around next winter.

And in other news- spring has sort of hit! Yesterday it went up to -23C with no wind! I was outside with no mittens or toque and it felt great. Today it is back down to -29C with a windchill of -40C, but I am sure that spring will come :)

6 comments:

c'est moi said...

Hey that's the machine I want! Seriously. It is the identical machine to the one I want. Doesn't it just scream family trip ice fishing! :-)

Kara and Matt said...

Well it is going to be a welcome change! There is nothing like me trying to sit behind Matt on our one person ski-doo with a casserole in one hand and a bag of drinks in the other while he drives like a mad-man around town!

Way Way Up said...

I hope to getamachine exactly like that one. They are a blast to ride and great for people with long legs compared with the last one I had.

Anonymous said...

may be moving there what advice do you have
What are the prices of things

Kara and Matt said...

Hi anonymous. Well make sure you have a job lined up before you arrive. The cost of living is very high. Rent for a two bedroom unit is almost $1400 a month and a gallon of milk is nearly $15. Everything is quite expensive. But the community is wonderful!

The Smacca said...

2-ups are nice, but I really dislike being the passenger!

We're considering buying a second machine next year... or maybe a boat...

And I wonder where the money goes. ;)