Atlanta TX hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Atlanta Texas United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Texas. Texas fearsome critters, cryptozoology, ghosts, monsters, legends, hauntings, myths and folklore. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Atlanta Texas hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong and the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Texas
Great kiskadees, Ridley sea turtles, pronghorn antelopes, coyotes, American avocets, raccoons, plain chachalacas, cougars (also called pumas or mountain lions), nine-banded armadillos, jackrabbits, otters, red-cockaded woodpeckers, bald eagles, Western diamondback rattlesnakes, bobcats, roseate spoonbills, opossums, cactus wrens, brown pelicans, Montezuma quails, increasing numbers of black bears, road runners, prairie dog towns, sandhill cranes, turkey vultures (turkey buzzards), American white pelicans, Texas horned lizards, burrowing owls, prairie chickens, endangered whooping cranes, Mexican free-tailed bats, wild turkeys, collared peccaries or javelinas, white-tailed deer and alligators are among the wild animals of Texas.
Ghosts, Monsters, Myths, Scary Stories, Folklore and Legends in Texas
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; 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; 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; the spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville; 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 three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room; and the winged, humanoid monsters of Littlefield who allegedly lived in the basement of two elderly spinsters, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Texas.
The ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; the ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo; the Confederate soldier and the phantom boy nicknamed "Jimmy" who still roam Tremont House hotel in Galveston; the sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near; the black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base; supernatural entities at Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio; 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 civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston; the suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; the Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; 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; creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene; appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; and the spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop, are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
Paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; the groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical; 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 unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler; 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; 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; 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); and 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, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Detroit, Sacramento, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Kansas City, Indianapolis, New York, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, Savannah, New Orleans, Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, San Diego, Chicago, Corpus Christi, Fairbanks, Fort Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Houston, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Juneau, Miami, Santa Fe, Skagway, Sitka, Lake Tahoe, Washington DC, Dallas, St Louis and Atlantic City 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 Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Appalachians, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yosemite National Park, Niagara Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, the Ozarks, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Route 66, Yellowstone National Park, the Florida Keys, Glacier Bay National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, rodeos, the Grand Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Adirondacks, the Okefenokee Swamp, the California coastline, the Disney resorts, Mount Rushmore, the Everglades and Bryce Canyon.
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. We hope that you enjoy your hotel.
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