I have talked to Gary several times this weekend. He stayed at a Howard Johnsons in Daleville, VA and had service on his phone. His one friend is ahead of him (got dropped off from the hospital) and the other had to go home on business and will return, however I imagine he will start right where he left off. Gary is by himself. I feel bad that he is alone but at night the group stays in a campsite of shelter so he will have people around then.