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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Gridley California hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau and Claridge's in London. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), elephant seals, white pelicans, minks, blue whales, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), Allen's hummingbirds, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, mule deer, otters, sea otters, gray whales, dolphins, screech owls, wild turkeys, woodpeckers, American avocets, tule elk, black bears, California condors, Calliope hummingbirds, whip-poor-wills, harbor seals, humpback whales, California sea lions, burrowing owls, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), coyotes, numerous species of salamander, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, Anna's hummingbirds, bobcats, road runners, mischievious raccoons, chipmunks, skunks and bald eagles are among the wild animals of California.
Monsters, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Legends, Myths and Folklore in California
The male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; and the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; and Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the wraiths of Camp Comfort County Park, which include a phantom horsewoman, a charred man, a headless man riding a motor bike, a bloody bride and a demonic hound that watches over the tomb of a vampire; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; and the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the spirits of Kate Morgan, a little boy and girl, the mistress of a millionaire, a Victorian lady who likes to dance and a former caretaker in San Diego's famous Hotel Del Coronado (used in the movie Some Like it Hot and remarkable for its Victorian wooden architecture); the little phantom girl who knocks on the door of Room 42 and the spectral madame of Room 33 who are among the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel, San Francisco; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the many hauntings of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which include a Lady in White in the reception area, children playing in the swimming pool, a man killed in the engine room and the mystery of room B340; the haunted swimming pool of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, where bathers have their legs grabbed by unseen hands (the nun in white, in the library, is more harmless); Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; and the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Almost everyone wants to travel in the USA. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Dallas, Skagway, Juneau, Kansas City, San Francisco, Atlantic City, Indianapolis, New York, Washington DC, Seattle, Atlanta, Honolulu, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Sacramento, Sitka, Phoenix, New Orleans, Houston, St Louis, Detroit, Philadelphia, Fairbanks, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Salt Lake City, Lake Tahoe, Corpus Christi, Savannah, Miami, Albuquerque, Minneapolis, Anchorage and San Diego. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The California coastline, the Florida Keys, the Appalachians, Yellowstone National Park, Route 66, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, the Disney resorts, the Okefenokee Swamp, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Niagara Falls, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Glacier Bay National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Adirondacks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rushmore, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, rodeos, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Ozarks, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park and the Everglades are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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