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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Coppell Texas hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China and the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
National Forests, National Parks, State Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests and Refuges in Texas
Palo Duro Canyon State Park; Guadalupe Mountains National Park; the seventy miles of Padre Islands National Seashore with its sea turtles; Texas City Prairie Reserve; Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth; the bayous and forests of Big Thicket National Preserve; Big Bend National Park on the Rio Grande; Longhorn Caverns State Park; Lost Maples State Natural Area; and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area with its pink granite and the Enchanted Rock itself, believed by Native Americans to have supernatural powers, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Texas.
Legends, Monsters, Ghosts, Myths, Scary Stories and Folklore in Texas
The sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near; 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; creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene; the unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler; appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; 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; 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 spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop; the groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical; 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 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; the ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Texas.
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); the winged, humanoid monsters of Littlefield who allegedly lived in the basement of two elderly spinsters; the ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston; 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; and the suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel, are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
The ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo; the black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base; 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 phantom of a former cleaner in a brown uniform and the ghostly sounds of children playing in the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel, Laredo; the spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville; phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; the lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio; paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; and 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, 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. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. St Louis, Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle, Boston, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Washington DC, Honolulu, Atlantic City, Sacramento, Sitka, Indianapolis, Dallas, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, Skagway, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Savannah, Anchorage, Corpus Christi, Phoenix, Santa Fe, New Orleans, San Diego, Fairbanks, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Juneau, Philadelphia and New York. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as Route 66, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Ozarks, the California coastline, the Florida Keys, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yellowstone National Park, the Everglades, rodeos, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Adirondacks, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Yosemite National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rushmore, the Appalachians, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Niagara Falls, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Grand Canyon, the Disney resorts and Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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