Indiana Gov. Mike Pence deplaned onto the tarmac at an airport near Indianapolis on Saturday sounding relieved to be home after a whirlwind week — and resolved to keep his remarks very brief.

He spoke for less than 10 minutes before a modest crowd, explaining that he was headed home to "pizza night" with his family. It was the opposite of the jam-packed, lively rallies that often stretch on for more than an hour and have become his ticket-mate's hallmark.

No Donald Trump-style tangents, no improvised riffs, no bluster.

"The last few days have been pretty overwhelming. But this is the best part," Pence told the crowd that gathered to see him speak on his first full day as Trump's vice-presidential running mate.

Running an hour behind schedule, Pence shook hands, gave hugs and stuck to the script.

"Before we head home to pizza night, a few words of thanks," said Pence, expressing gratitude to his family, who flanked him on stage.

Pence called Trump "a good man" who "will make a great president." He said the nation's armed forces deserve a commander in chief who "will have their back," and Americans deserve a president who will get Washington out of their way and shape a Supreme Court that will "uphold our Constitution."

On Twitter, reporters noted the middling crowd size at Pence's arrival.

Pence flew home to Indiana after Trump officially introduced him as his running mate in New York on Saturday morning. Already, the differences in style between the two candidates is showing through on the campaign trail. Trump is boisterous; Pence is understated.

"We're different people. I understand that," Trump told CBS's "60 Minutes" in an interview that will be broadcast Sunday. As an example, Trump mentioned the way he talks about Hillary Clinton, according to a transcript provided by CBS.

"I call her 'Crooked Hillary.' She's crooked Hillary. . . . I didn't ask him to do it, but I don't think he should do it because it's different for him," explained Trump.