Up and out of my St Louis hotel around 5:30am, in time for a short drive to STL, parking, catching a shuttle, checking in, and clearing security ahead of a 7:05 departure for Atlanta, and thence to Asheville, NC. All went smoothly, except that there were a dozen or so bishops on the last leg, so … you know … if something had happened. After assembling on the curb near baggage claim, where we waited for our ride, it was about 2:00 by the time I was registered and got my room key at the camp and conference center known as Kanuga. Spend the afternoon and evening in informal conversation with colleagues, helping Brenda with a project via email, texting, and Facetime, did some reading in church history oriented toward a specific practical purpose, and grabbed a nap. Work begins tomorrow.