It has been a highly productive and extremely exhausting few days - it is hard to be "on" 12-14 hours a day, even when you like the people you are with. Normally, you have your hour to drive to work to prepare for human contact and the drive home to recover from it. When you are in the hotel and driving with people, you get to eat breakfast, drive with them, spend the day with them, drive back. It is exhausting for me - I love the social aspects of it, but it takes a lot of energy for me these days.
Tonight, several in our group went out for a more casual dinner and we got to know each other a lot better. We laughed and talked about our lives and our cars and work. It was good.