The first full day of the Vita Institute is underway today. I’m staying in Ryan Hall for the next eight days, and our Vita Institute sessions are being held nearby in Eck Hall’s McCartan Courtroom. Today we’ve got four sessions, starting with Carter Snead’s opening remarks. During lunch today I plan to find a Limebike and explore the campus in the summer for a bit.

In the meantime, I’m sharing some scenes from my arrival yesterday afternoon in South Bend—the first two shots are at South Bend Airport, and the rest are from Morris Inn’s back terrace where I had lunch and a beer and worked for a few hours before Ryan Hall opened for check-in.

It was a beautiful Indiana summer day, and today is a lot like it.