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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Edinburg Texas hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi and the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau. are internationally renowned hotels.
Myths, Monsters, Scary Stories, Legends, Ghosts and Folklore in Texas
Phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; the Confederate soldier and the phantom boy nicknamed "Jimmy" who still roam Tremont House hotel in Galveston; the spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville; the ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; 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 spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop; and the ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of 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 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 three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room; 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 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 suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; and creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Texas.
The sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near; supernatural entities at Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio; paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; the phantom of a former cleaner in a brown uniform and the ghostly sounds of children playing in the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel, Laredo; 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; and the black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base, are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
The groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical; 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; the lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio; appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; 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 ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston; the Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; and 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, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
State Forests, National Parks, State Parks, National Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Texas
The seventy miles of Padre Islands National Seashore with its sea turtles; Guadalupe Mountains National Park; Texas City Prairie Reserve; Longhorn Caverns State Park; Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth; the bayous and forests of Big Thicket National Preserve; 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 Lost Maples State Natural Area, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Texas.
America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Corpus Christi, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Boston, Albuquerque, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, Kansas City, New York, Sacramento, Detroit, St Louis, Phoenix, Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Skagway, Juneau, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Santa Fe, Dallas, Seattle, Savannah, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Sitka, San Francisco, San Diego 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 The Okefenokee Swamp, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Everglades, the Florida Keys, Mount Rushmore, the Adirondacks, the wild west town of Tombstone, Glacier Bay National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Appalachians, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Yellowstone National Park, rodeos, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Route 66, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park, the Ozarks, the Disney resorts, the California coastline, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi 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. Travel safely and happily.
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