As I left the motel to look for a place to get breakfast, I saw Captain. He said he and Gilligan had decided to skip the next section. Gilligan was still feeling pain in her feet and he decided to stay off the trail with her. They thought they might meet us at Kennedy Meadows.
A Subway restaurant was a few doors down from our motel, so I decided that would be the fastest place to get breakfast. I was wrong.
Placing the order correctly took an unusually long time because the woman taking my order lacked a strong command of English.
Actually, I don't think she understood any English, but the delay didn’t matter. It turned out most of the other members of the tramily were scattered about and slow to get ready, so until we regrouped we weren’t going to leave.
At this point, we also didn’t know how we were going to get back to the trail, but that problem was soon solved when MJ pulled up in a rental car. She was also feeling uncertain about her next move and said she was taking an extra day off.
With the rental car, she added, she could drive the rest of us back to the trailhead.
While waiting for the others to finish preparing to leave, MJ and I walked next door to a diner for a cup of coffee.