Yes, driving is exhausting. If I have a little energy built up, then the actual driving is okay, but the next day or two I am totally exhausted. This is usually if I drive to the larger town near my small town, which is about 45 min - 1 hr. drive away.
My kids and I are supposed to be going to visit some friends about 300 miles away this next weekend. Inside, I am freaking out because I don't know if I can do it. Even just riding that far will be exhausting I know. And we are only staying for 3 nights and then driving back home, so I don't know how the recovery from the initial drive will be.
Anyway, I am glad to know that I am not the only one who feels and experiences this, although I hate it for all of us.