Elgin TX hotels. Reservations for hotels in Elgin Texas USA. Texas attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Texas cryptozoology, hauntings, monsters, folklore, ghosts, myths and legends. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Elgin Texas hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Savoy Hotel in London, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego and the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Texas
Cactus wrens, Western diamondback rattlesnakes, otters, plain chachalacas, brown pelicans, pronghorn antelopes, bobcats, increasing numbers of black bears, Mexican free-tailed bats, cougars (also called pumas or mountain lions), turkey vultures (turkey buzzards), prairie dog towns, great kiskadees, raccoons, endangered whooping cranes, Ridley sea turtles, jackrabbits, American avocets, American white pelicans, coyotes, bald eagles, burrowing owls, Texas horned lizards, white-tailed deer, Montezuma quails, wild turkeys, opossums, prairie chickens, collared peccaries or javelinas, nine-banded armadillos, red-cockaded woodpeckers, sandhill cranes, road runners, roseate spoonbills and alligators are among the wild animals of Texas.
Legends, Scary Stories, Folklore, Myths, Monsters and Ghosts in Texas
Paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; the spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop; 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; 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 unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler; 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; and the lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Texas.
Phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; 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 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; 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 ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; 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 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 suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; 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; the Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; 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 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 ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston; creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene; the three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room; the sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near; 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; appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; the ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo; and 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, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
America welcomes careful drivers; also pilots and passengers, for that matter. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Anchorage, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Sitka, Fairbanks, Miami, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Detroit, Sacramento, Juneau, Savannah, Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Santa Fe, Phoenix, San Diego, Kansas City, Corpus Christi, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Houston, Boston, St Louis, New York, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Honolulu, Skagway, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlantic City and Seattle 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 Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Florida Keys, the Adirondacks, Yellowstone National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls, the Everglades, the Disney resorts, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park, the Ozarks, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Appalachians, Glacier Bay National Park, Route 66, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the California coastline, Yosemite National Park, rodeos and Mount Rushmore.
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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