– Ben Martens

Allie The Alligator

Growing up, Allie the Alligator was one of our favorite pool toys. It was a giant blow up alligator. It was a treat to get it out since it was so hard to blow up. I pulled it out on this latest trip so Elijah and cousin David could see it. It’s a lot easier to blow up now that Dad has an air compressor! Here’s a shot of the boys on it and another one of me, ChrisH, Rachel and AngieH on it in 1988.