Day 5 at Woodloch began with the Scrabble tournament. Dad was planning to go Geocaching after breakfast, but Pete convinced him to hang around for a little while.
Pete and Sam were in a heated contest at the kids table. Pete fell behind early, but made a strong comeback in Round 3. He was dealt a lot of A's, but made good use of them. It is likely that he posted the world's first board in an under 10 competition that featured the words "saga" and "anal". Sam won Round 4, leaving it for a winner-take-all final round. When the match ended, Pete and Sam both ended up scoring silver medals.
After Scrabble, Pete and Dad headed out for a few hours of Geocaching. Unfortunately, they did not pack any orange clothes, since they were in a posted hunting area. But they found several caches, and survived unscathed. Their favorite cache was one they called "Phid". Although they didn't find that one, they enjoyed climbing on some rocks looking for it. They also brought back some baby pine cones for Sam and Mom.
Pete and Dad returned to the resort just in time to enter the Shuffleboard contest. Sam and Dad played on a team, and Mom and Pete on another. Sam and Dad had a big upset victory in the first round over the Dangerfields. They lost in the second round on a controversial call, with a puck on a line that was poorly painted. This worked out ok anyhow, since Sam was probably too cold to stay outside much longer. Mom and Pete mowed through all of the competition and won the gold medal!
After shuffleboard, Pete and Dad swung by the rock wall and mini-golf, and then Pete/Dad/Sam got some Dibs and watched Despicable Me in the York room, while Mom scouted the Movie trivia game.
The show that evening was "School of Woodloch", and Pete and Sam had front and center seats with their Long Island friends and teammates from Name That Tune earlier in the week. Finally, it was time for the Farewell Dance Party, where Pete and Sam danced with the friends they had made during the week.