And The Beauty Of Our Home,
Hi, and thanks a lot for stopping by and I hope you enjoy this site, as you will find out this website is for you not me, my name is The W. Va. Cardinal, short for “The West Virginia Cardinal,” and you ask yourself why on earth would I ever pick that name?
Well, I didn’t, it was given to me by some very nice and friendly bikers I met on my second outing, down in North Carolina, up on the Blue Ridge Parkway that told me that a good looking girl like me needed a pretty name, yes, by then I was blushing, Oops: I do that a lot.
The W. Va. Cardinal name came from someone that knew more than just a little something about my home state. I may have been born in Marysville Ohio, and that makes me a Buckeye by birth, but I am here to tell you that I'm West Virginian, through and through. I am so fortunate to have been brought here where there are some of the best kept motorcycling roads in all of the USA. Just ask anyone that visits West Virginia?
You see, our wonderful and most beautiful state is one of the best kept secrets in all of the "United States." Most people don’t even know we exist, they think that we are just a part of Western Virginia, and after all, I am very Red now that I blush so much, and my home state Bird is the Cardinal, ergo, The W. Va. Cardinal.
I love the name and it means very much to me that someone would think that much of me to give me the name of that beautiful bird, and it came to me with a wonderful sign of affection form some, now, very good friends of mine, so I wear it with pride every where I go.
If you click on any of the pictures on this sight they will expand into larger more detailed pictures.
I am a 2008 Honda Goldwing, a GL–1800, Candy Red, ABS, Navi, Audio, Comfort, Airbag model, and the only modifications I have are my highway pegs, 32 oz. Butler cup, Escort radar detector, ipod and my camera mount that Dick designed just for me.
After you finish reading and looking through this website you'll more than likely will go away thinking that I’m a little bit prissy or very stuck on myself. Not so at all! I'm very shy and I love to joke and kid around with everyone I meet, and I'm also extremely lucky to have someone as nice and understanding as Dick is to travel with any time and any where I want to go.
It doesn't matter to him if it raining, dry, hot, cold, windy or calm, if I say I want to go, he says take me with you. He doesn't like being on snow, gravel or sand to well, but if I really want to go he is very understanding with me and will hang on.
Well it all started as I was being taken out of my shipping crate in late July in 2008. As I was waking up, I heard a crowd making lots of noise all around me, and we all know that crowds are not allowed in the motorcycle shop areas, so I knew right away that something special was going on in that shop and being as nosy as I am, I wanted to see all of it that I could see, anyway as I listened to see what they were saying, I found out that they were talking about me and how beautiful I was, and how much Dick was going to love me. WOW!!! girl.
Did you know that he ordered me special?
Me, little old me!!! WOW!!! girl.
Well he did!
That's what they were all talking about. girl.
What a feeling, to be waken up like that, it’s like a dream come true.
It's me, special me that they were talking about. Hehehehe.
I immediately started to blush and turning Red just about all over as you can see from all of the pictures that Dick has taken of me, I still blush every time he takes more pictures of me.
Just about everywhere we stop people will come up to Dick and somewhere in the conversation they will tell him how pretty I am and how lucky he is to have me in his life.
I think there trying to give me the big head, or maybe take a ride on me, but not to worry, I am Dick's, we are one.
And also I want you to know that I let my rider Dick, ride me just about anywhere he wants to go, well, there's a little secret here too, and if you won't let him in on it, I'll tell all about it? OK? OK?
It's like this, and ladies you know just what I talking about, when ever I want you go somewhere I start dropping little hints here and there, a day or so in advance, that is, if there's enough time, if were out on a trip when I decided I want to go somewhere else, or see something, well ladies you know how we get our way don't you? Hehehehe.
So I let him think that everywhere he wants to go is all his idea.
So far we have been as far South as Florida and as far West as California. He really thinks he’s doing all of the driving wherever he wants to go, but ladies you and I both know better don’t we? It’s our little secret. OK?
This is me, The West Virginia Cardinal.
Ok, that's enough about me, after all this sight is not about me, or my rider, Dick. It is for you!
This sight will be basically dedicated to the beauty of our home, "The United States of America,” (emphases on basically) and all of the wonders throughout. Ole yes I will be visiting Canada also at some time in the near future, and yes I do plan on posting those pictures and videos here too.
As time permits, and I get to visit your state, I will be posting videos, pictures and comments of all of the beautiful places in all of our states.
Again may I say this site is for you, not me. I have tried very heard to find out all I can about all of the places that we have visited in advance of each one of our trips and there are not very many places to go and find out what you need to know.
Most of the time what you will find out about where you want to visit is by word of mouth by another biker that has already been there and when you get there it may or may-not be what you are really looking for.
So, as I hear from everyone about there states and all of the good places to ride and sight-see I will be posting photos and videos of what we find on your perspective states page.
If you visit this sight and it doesn't matter if you are a motorcyclist or not, and know of beautiful places in your state and would like for us to visit there and take videos and photographs to post on this sight, so everyone will be able to see what is in your state for them to see, please E-mail me with all the information and possibly a picture or two of what you're talking about and I will respond to you and make arrangements for a visit to your state.
As far as we are concerned this website will always be a work in progress, I doubt it will ever be completely finished, even if all of the states are filled with photos and videos. There will always more to see.