West Virginia, Northern Cardinal
#17 From a road trip Maine to New Mexico. I walked the neighborhood where we stayed in an Econolodge in Harper's Ferry. Sara texted me to get back in time for supper at a restaurant. I found this one and only cardinal on my hasty return to the very fine and funky room 209. We had three room 209s on this road trip. I felt overpowered by the tragedy of war memorialized on so many sites. The War of Southern intransigence is worshiped with plaques noting everything from battles down to skirmishes, ambushes, encounters, sightings, and marches. This Cardinal remains unimpressed.