Began the return trip from El Paso, Texas to Fayetteville, Arkansas to day. It takes about 18 hours to drive. Was still feeling a little punky from the stomach virus I contracted during the holidays. So I broke up the trip into two parts. I decided to stop in Midland TX, which is kinda sorta at the half way point. While there I invited an old girlfriend of mine,who lives there, out to dinner. We exchanged Christmas gifts, had dinner, and caught up with what was going on in each others lives.