Exhaustion

Demonstration of harvesting sap from the Pará rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis)

Demonstration of harvesting sap from the Pará rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis)

Today was a good day.  I was able to talk with some people about GFIS and along way I met many interesting people including a Nobel prize winner.  Actually, it was a scientist from the Philippines who was part of the group of people that shared the Nobel prize with Al Gore in 2007.   Always fascinating who you might meet at these conferences.

Now it is 5pm on Tuesday and the travel, workshop, and exhibit staffing has caught up with me and I am exhausted.  Completely exhausted.  This afternoon Juha and I left the conference a little before it officially ended for the day so that we could beat the traffic back to the hotel and get some rest.  There is a dinner at the University this evening and it is within walking distance of the Maruay, however I think I will just stay at the hotel and try to get some sleep.  I know full well what is is like to over-extend myself on these trips and I am backing off from trying to do everything in order to keep myself healthy.

There are several things to blog about for the day but any more writing will have to wait until after I have “spent some quality time with my pillow.”

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