Los Olivos CA hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Los Olivos California USA. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of California. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of California. Advice for keeping safe on your journey.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Los Olivos California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau and the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Anna's hummingbirds, blue whales, bobcats, gray whales, Calliope hummingbirds, skunks, tule elk, sea otters, mule deer, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), coyotes, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, harbor seals, dolphins, whip-poor-wills, chipmunks, elephant seals, minks, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, mischievious raccoons, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), wild turkeys, otters, numerous species of salamander, burrowing owls, road runners, American avocets, black bears, screech owls, bald eagles, California sea lions, Allen's hummingbirds, California condors, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), woodpeckers, humpback whales and white pelicans are among the wild animals of California.
Monsters, Scary Stories, Legends, Myths, Ghosts and Folklore in California
The beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; 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; and 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
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; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; and the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; 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 spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; and the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; 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); and the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, are yet more strange folktales of California.
America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. 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, Detroit, New York, Juneau, Albuquerque, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, St Louis, Lake Tahoe, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Fairbanks, Philadelphia, Skagway, Houston, San Francisco, Savannah, New Orleans, Miami, Santa Fe, Seattle, San Diego, Anchorage, Washington DC, Atlanta, Corpus Christi, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Honolulu, Phoenix, Atlantic City, Sitka, Sacramento, Las Vegas and Chicago. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Bryce Canyon, the Adirondacks, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, rodeos, Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, the Disney resorts, the Grand Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Everglades, Yosemite National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Appalachians, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Route 66, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Ozarks, Glacier Bay National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Florida Keys, Mount Rushmore, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska and the California coastline 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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