Alvarado TX hotels. Search for hotels in Alvarado Texas United States of America. Texas folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers. Texas national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Alvarado Texas hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai and the Menger Hotel in San Antonio. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
National Forests, National Parks, State Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests and Refuges in Texas
The bayous and forests of Big Thicket National Preserve; Lost Maples State Natural Area; Longhorn Caverns State Park; Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth; Guadalupe Mountains National Park; Big Bend National Park on the Rio Grande; the seventy miles of Padre Islands National Seashore with its sea turtles; Enchanted Rock State Natural Area with its pink granite and the Enchanted Rock itself, believed by Native Americans to have supernatural powers; Texas City Prairie Reserve; and Palo Duro Canyon State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Texas.
Folklore, Ghosts, Myths, Scary Stories, Monsters and Legends in Texas
The groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical; the ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston; supernatural entities at Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio; the black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base; the alleged hauntings of the historic Excelsior House Hotel in Jefferson, including a light-fingered woman in black with a baby, a perfumed lady, a headless man and a boy who wakes people up to ask whether they want breakfast (it is even claimed that Steven Spielberg had a supernatural experience at the hotel, the guests of which have included Oscar Wilde and Ulysses S Grant; the Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; and the unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Texas.
The sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near; the phantom of a former cleaner in a brown uniform and the ghostly sounds of children playing in the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel, Laredo; the spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop; the spirits of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, such as the shade of Sarah Morgan (who was killed by a student) in the biology building, the ghost of a bearded and stetsoned professor in Holden Hall, the phantom of a student in the underground tunnels (still trying to sneak into the girls' dormitories) and "George", the harmless spectre of the old President's House; the spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville; the strange phenomena at the Driskill Hotel, Austin, including the odd sensation experienced by guests who stare at the third floor picture of a child holding flowers; and the lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Texas.
The ghostly woman who walks the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo, looking for the children that she pushed over a cliff into the river; strange phenomena at the Emily Morgan Hotel, near the Alamo in San Antonio (the Alamo itself is said by some to be the site of paranormal phenomena); the emerald-headed serpent, a great deity that inhabits a crystal cave in the Gulf of Mexico but which, according to Native Americans, may be seen from the coast, when it ventures to the surface with a great display of light; paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; Pecos Bill with his coyote family, his rattlesnake Shake (that served as his lasso) and his true love the catfish-riding Slue-Foot Sue (Neil Armstrong may have been the first MAN to set FOOT on the moon but Sue banged her HEAD on it many years earlier, after being thrown by Bill's appropriately named horse, Widow-Maker); creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene; and ghosts in all of the rooms (including one that still sometimes leaves tips for the maid) at Miss Molly's Hotel bed and breakfast, once a bordello, in Fort Worth, are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
The thirty-two benevolent ghosts of the historic Menger Hotel, close to the Alamo in San Antonio, including Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (who recruited Rough Riders in the Menger Bar), the phantom of rancher Richard King in his former suite (the King Room), chambermaid Sallie White who still meticulously performs her duties in Victorian attire, a bespectacled lady in a blue dress who knits quietly in the lobby, a man in a buckskin jacket and unseen kitchen helpers; phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; the ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo; the ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; the three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room; the suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; the Confederate soldier and the phantom boy nicknamed "Jimmy" who still roam Tremont House hotel in Galveston; appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; and the winged, humanoid monsters of Littlefield who allegedly lived in the basement of two elderly spinsters, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Savannah, Miami, Atlanta, Corpus Christi, Albuquerque, Sacramento, Boston, St Louis, Detroit, San Francisco, Fairbanks, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Skagway, Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Anchorage, New Orleans, Washington DC, San Diego, Kansas City, Dallas, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, New York, Juneau, Sitka, Santa Fe, Phoenix, Houston, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Seattle, Philadelphia and Lake Tahoe are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include The plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rushmore, Glacier Bay National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Disney resorts, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks, the Everglades, the Florida Keys, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yellowstone National Park, the Appalachians, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount Rainier National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Ozarks, Route 66, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, the California coastline, rodeos, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska and Yosemite National Park.
The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. Come back soon for another helpful Camelopard tip.
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