Day two of the Ross Reunion began with an early appointment to a printing museum in Provo. This was an activity we had actually planned to do the last time the Brad Ross family was in charge, but because of circumstances, we never made it. We got to learn some cool stuff about the evolution of the printed text.
At the conclusion of this tour, the Gillelands had to make an early exit from the reunion as they had scheduled their houseboating time-share the same week. We also said goodbye to Corbin and his friend Jacob as they hitched a ride with the Gillelands to Duck Creek for running camp.
Since Nate would be entering the MTC in a matter of days, this was a bigger goodbye for some of the gang.
With no rest for the wicked, we headed off to our next destination on the itinerary, the Provo Beach Resort. This place had all kinds of fun things to do, and one of them was our first ever Ross Family Pinewood Derby. Each of our boys had worked on their own cars for this event, and everyone was excited to show off their creative and competitive skills.
We had a cars that were light sabers, toothpaste and traditional high speed race cars. We also had one with a motor on it built by Grandpa for Grandma Ross and a three foot long contraption built by Nate. It was an exciting competition!
After the racing was done, we were turned loose to partake of any other activities Provo Beach had to offer. A group of the big guys headed to the Flo-rider, a wave machine for surfing. Drake decided that he was old enough to take the plunge with the men.
Bowen was excited to try out the ropes course. He got all harnessed up and moved around the three story structure like a pro.
Of course, there was some mini-golfing to be had. Rex and Bo got Ty and Nate to play some holes with them.
Our day ended back ant Brad and Keryn's lovely new home. They hosted a yummy BBQ and then we all headed to a neighboring school for a friendly game of kickball. What a day! This was really the last full official day of the reunion. It was another great year for renewing relationships and enjoying the bonds that make us a family. Love to all the Rosses!