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We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Mead Washington hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong and the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Scary Stories, Monsters, Folklore, Ghosts, Myths and Legends in Washington
The many ghosts of the Oxford Saloon in Snohomish, including the spirits of "working girls" and a murdered policeman; the Pink Lady of the Central Tavern, Kirkland, a spirit but not a gin cocktail (ye olde jokes are ye beste); the carnivorous reptilian monster that inhabits Rock Lake; the mysterious Mima Mounds; a phantom janitor that roams the Bush House Inn in Index; the weird tree octopus, of Olympic National Park, that survives because the climate of Washington state is so wet; paranormal phenomena at the pier of the Steilacoom–Anderson Island Ferry in Steilacoom, including a spectre that changes from a little girl to an old woman, as well as the sound of a ghostly train; the ghosts of a man, a woman and two children at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley; and weird phenomena, including the spectre of a woman, in the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Washington.
The spirits of a child and a Native American woman who haunt Pike Place Market in Seattle; paranormal phenomena at the historic Paradise Inn on the slopes of Mount Rainier; the sasquatch or bigfoot, still managing to elude the cryptozoologists; the Prohibition era celebration that may still be heard in the Hotel Andra (once the Claremont) in Seattle; Cadborosaurus, the sea monster of Cadboro Bay; the batsquatch of Mount Saint Helens, that makes sasquatch seem mundane; unexplained phenomena at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane; Willatuk, the Seattle Sea Serpent; ghosts including Kate, an amiable suicide who sings in a bathroom in Manresa Castle hotel, Port Townsend; and Native American "wish bone" sticks and strange phenomena at Thornewood Castle, a five hundred year old Tudor castle transported brick by brick from England to Lakewood, where it is now a fine hotel with a history of its own, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Washington.
Nature Reserves, National Forests, State Forests, National Parks, State Parks and Refuges in Washington
Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge; Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge; Colville National Forest with grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, caribou, mountain lions and other wildlife; Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge; Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; Umatilla National Forest in the Blue Mountains, extending into Oregon and with animals such as mountain lions (cougars), Shiras' moose, Rocky Mountain elk, bighorn sheep, deer, gray wolves and Merriam's turkeys; Columbia National Wildlife Refuge; Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge; San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where, from mid-spring to mid-autumn, pods of killer whales (orcas) may be seen; Cape Disappointment State Park with fine coastal scenery, the historic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and, in season, sightings of Pacific gray whales; McNary National Wildlife Refuge; Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge; Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, Roosevelt elk and other animals; Olympic National Park with its many glaciers, Sol Duc hot springs, Marymere Falls, Hoh rain forest and wildlife such as bears, mountain lions (cougars) and huge elk (wapiti); Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge with wildlife such as moose, elk and black bears; Sacajawea State Park, named after the Native American woman who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition; Copalis National Wildlife Refuge; Mount Rainier National Park with wildlife such as black bears, Columbian black-tailed deer, elk and mountain goats; Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park; part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests with animals such as wolves, wolverines, moose and grizzly bears; Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests; Flaming Geyser State Park where Chinook salmon are caught in the Green River; Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Discovery Park on Puget Sound, Seattle, small but with sightings of wildlife such as sea lions, bears and even mountain lions as well as being home to the West Point Lighthouse; North Cascades National Park with amazing mountain scenery and wildlife such as wolverines, grizzly bears, lynx and gray wolves; Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge; Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer; Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Oregon; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with its glacial scenery; Olympic National Forest; Pierce National Wildlife Refuge; Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge; and Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Washington.
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