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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Marin County California hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar and the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
American avocets, mule deer, screech owls, chipmunks, coyotes, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, Anna's hummingbirds, gray whales, sea otters, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), road runners, minks, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), skunks, Allen's hummingbirds, burrowing owls, white pelicans, harbor seals, woodpeckers, Calliope hummingbirds, elephant seals, blue whales, whip-poor-wills, wild turkeys, bobcats, numerous species of salamander, humpback whales, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), California condors, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, California sea lions, black bears, dolphins, tule elk, bald eagles, otters and mischievious raccoons are among the wild animals of California.
Folklore, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Legends, Monsters and Myths in California
The spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; 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); the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; 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; and the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; and the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; 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 phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; 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.
Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; 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 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 bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; and the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego, are yet more strange folktales of California.
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