A Triumphant Return to Blogging

Hello, readers. Do I even have readers anymore?! I don’t think I’d read me anymore after I abandoned the blogging field for 6 months.

But I feel compelled to blog again. At least once, anyway.

So, since May when I last blogged…I’ve transferred from Miles City to the MSU campus in Bozeman. Same job, new location. It took three months for me to get wireless internet in the apparently remote Belgrade valley where I now live. I’ve also inherited teaching a course. A course that I took as an undergrad. Does this mean I’m a grown up now?!

This past weekend I went to the ranch. Oh by the way, it only takes me an hour to get there from my new home in Belgrade. That will probably be a common theme in future blog posts. It sure has been on my Facebook updates.

One of the reasons I went to the ranch was to participate in the family celebration of my grandparents’ 66th wedding anniversary. Yes, 66th. Bob and Cora Goggins are amazing.

Here they are on their wedding day.


And here they are recently. In a year when the lilacs didn’t freeze before they got to bloom.


People like to ask me when I’m going to ever get married. My smart answer lately has been, “When I get tired of being happy”, which I don’t really mean but it’s sure fun to watch people’s faces. But seriously, let’s be real. I haven’t met anyone who I want to spend 66 years with…not to mention no one wants to spend 66 years with me! And we won’t talk about old I’ll be in 66 years, but I think you understand my sentiment.

Yours in travel,

The Asphalt Cowgirl

“Now our windshield’s a painting that hangs in our room, It changes each mile like the radio tune” —Rodeo Moon, Chris Ledoux