Stopped by the office to print a couple of items and retrieve a couple of others. Went by the carwash on our way out of Springfield (the bugs on the windshield were sapping my morale), and arrived at the Best Western in Alton at 1130. Got checked in at the hotel and registered at the synod desk. Surveyed the environs and made some final prep. Grabbed lunch in the only restaurant in the hotel, which was slammed, so service was glacial, and the beginning of synod was delayed by 30 minutes. Once we got going, we plowed through our agenda at a good clip. We should finish in good form at a reasonable hour tomorrow. We adjourned at 4:00 and celebrated the Eucharist at St Paul’s at 5:00, which was splendid. Banquet followed back at the Best Western.