Wilson was already at the road, anxiously waiting for the resupply so he could get going with his fast paced schedule. Unfortunately, Buddy wasn't there. We found some nice spots in the sun to relax in and ate some extra food we had in the packs -- a ramen noodle second breakfast! By 10, when Buddy still hadn't arrived, we put a call in and found out that he had an emergency pop up and would be arriving closer to 11. So much for big miles today. We pulled out our pads and napped for an hour.
When Buddy did show up, he also had spring water to refill and chocolates. So that was good. It also worked out well, as another hiker arrived at the road, lamenting that he had run out of food. So once we got our drop off bags, the food-less hiker jumped in Buddy's van and headed out to Millenocket.
Now loaded down with food, but on flat terrain, we took off at a fast pace, burning up the trail. We reached Potaywadjo Spring Lean To around 2 and went inside for lunch just as it started sprinkling. Shortly thereafter, Professor, Peaches, Grizzly, and Mother Teresa showed up. Everyone was talking about the weather reports they had gotten on their cell phones, calling for an 80% chance of rain overnight. Not wanting to carry wet tents, we waffled back and forth about staying (even though it was really too early to end the day) and going but risking the rain and carrying a wet tent.
In the end, we all decided to stay in the shelter, even though the sprinkling had long since stopped. Around 5, Mama Goose showed up, as well as Moose, Grazelle, and Brohawk. It was a fun, festive feeling evening, like the full shelters in our hiker bubble back in Virginia. All in bed by 7, listening for the rain that never did come.