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We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Green Cove Springs Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund and Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Ghosts, Monsters, Folklore, Scary Stories, Legends and Myths in Florida
The phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; and the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; unexplained phenomena at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami (ghostly events are associated with the fact that the hotel was used as a soldiers' hospital during WW2); sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; and spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the numerous ghosts of the Cassadaga Hotel, Cassadaga, which embraces its phantom guests and usually has a professional psychic on hand (spectres include girls Katlin and Sarah, Gentleman Jack with his trademark cigar and a rather naughty ghost called Arthur); unusual hauntings of a Victorian guesthouse, Artist House, in Key West (the turret is said to be haunted, both by Anne, the wife of artist and author Robert Eugene "Gene" Otto and by the malevolent spirit of a sailor doll, also called Robert - the "possessed" doll itself is sometimes displayed in the Fort East Martello Museum or at the Old Post Office and Customhouse and is claimed to be the inpiration for the Chucky movies); ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the thoroughfare popularly called Bloody Bucket Road and the similarly prefixed bridge and woods in Wauchula where, at night, blood appears in the water below the bridge and the sound of crying babies is heard from the woods (a murderous midwife is said to have been haunted by a bucket that supernaturally filled with the blood of her victims, which she tried to pour out at the bridge); and the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the gash-throated phantom of Luc Simone Aury that haunts the area outsde of the Amelia Island Museum of History, formerly the Old Jail where he was hanged, in Fernandina Beach (his attempt at suicide failed and his throat was stitched by a surgeon but the long drop of the gallows caused his wound to open and shower the horrified spectators with blood - Aury couldn't have planned it better if he had tried!); spirits of the Agustin Inn in the St Augustine Historic District, including a man in white, who walks through walls and who may also be the ghostly Chiles who "goes bump in the night"; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; and the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Florida
Feral nine-banded armadillos, loggerhead turtles, bobcats, river otters, bald eagles, hawksbill turtles, roseate spoonbills, rare American crocodiles, feral Burmese pythons, leatherback turtles, dolphins, manatees, endangered North Atlantic right whales, gopher tortoises, white-tailed deer, Florida softshell turtles, opossums, muskrats, raccoons, alligators, black bears, marsh rabbits, pelicans, green turtles, feral parakeets, rare Florida cougars (also called Florida panthers), American flamingos and feral Rhesus monkeys on the Silver River, adding to Florida's atmosphere of subtropical paradise are among the wild animals of Florida.
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. San Francisco, Skagway, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Miami, Atlanta, Sacramento, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Honolulu, New Orleans, Lake Tahoe, Juneau, Fairbanks, Savannah, Sitka, Phoenix, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Chicago, Anchorage, New York, Indianapolis, Houston, Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and St Louis 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 Yosemite National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the California coastline, Mount Rainier National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Everglades, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rushmore, Glacier Bay National Park, the Disney resorts, Bryce Canyon, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Ozarks, Route 66, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, the Okefenokee Swamp, the wild west town of Tombstone, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Florida Keys, rodeos, the Adirondacks, the Appalachians and the Grand 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. Camelopard.com hopes that you find its travel advice and anecdotes helpful or amusing.
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