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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Burnet Texas hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune) and the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. are internationally renowned hotels.
State Forests, National Forests, Nature Reserves, National Parks, State Parks and Refuges in Texas
Guadalupe Mountains National Park; the bayous and forests of Big Thicket National Preserve; the seventy miles of Padre Islands National Seashore with its sea turtles; Lost Maples State Natural Area; Longhorn Caverns State Park; Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth; Big Bend National Park on the Rio Grande; Enchanted Rock State Natural Area with its pink granite and the Enchanted Rock itself, believed by Native Americans to have supernatural powers; Palo Duro Canyon State Park; and Texas City Prairie Reserve, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Texas.
Myths, Ghosts, Legends, Folklore, Monsters and Scary Stories in Texas
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; the suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; the three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room; supernatural entities at Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio; the Confederate soldier and the phantom boy nicknamed "Jimmy" who still roam Tremont House hotel in Galveston; 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 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Texas.
The ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo; the Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; the groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical; the ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston; 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; and the winged, humanoid monsters of Littlefield who allegedly lived in the basement of two elderly spinsters, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Texas.
The spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop; the ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; the lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio; the black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base; and the spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville, are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
Phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; 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 unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler; 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 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 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; the phantom of a former cleaner in a brown uniform and the ghostly sounds of children playing in the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel, Laredo; creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene; and the sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. How well can you know the USA? Try visiting Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Fairbanks, Atlanta, Kansas City, San Diego, Washington DC, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Juneau, Santa Fe, Sitka, Minneapolis, St Louis, Atlantic City, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Savannah, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Seattle, Skagway, Boston, Corpus Christi, Indianapolis, Miami, Anchorage, Chicago, Houston, Sacramento, New Orleans, Lake Tahoe, Honolulu, New York and Albuquerque. Nobody can see every part of the United States of America but those cities are probably the ones that nearly everybody on earth has heard of. The Appalachians, Yosemite National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Okefenokee Swamp, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Florida Keys, the Disney resorts, the California coastline, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Route 66, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Ozarks, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rushmore, Mount Rainier National Park, the Grand Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Everglades, the Adirondacks, rodeos, Yellowstone National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Glacier Bay National Park and Bryce Canyon are also iconic sights and destinations. Good luck on your travels.
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