Medina WA hotels. Reservations for hotels in Medina Washington USA. Washington national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. Washington cryptozoology, hauntings, monsters, folklore, ghosts, myths and legends.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Medina Washington hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China and the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa. are internationally renowned hotels.
Ghosts, Folklore, Scary Stories, Legends, Myths and Monsters in Washington
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; the Prohibition era celebration that may still be heard in the Hotel Andra (once the Claremont) in Seattle; the many ghosts of the Oxford Saloon in Snohomish, including the spirits of "working girls" and a murdered policeman; Cadborosaurus, the sea monster of Cadboro Bay; a phantom janitor that roams the Bush House Inn in Index; unexplained phenomena at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane; ghosts including Kate, an amiable suicide who sings in a bathroom in Manresa Castle hotel, Port Townsend; the weird tree octopus, of Olympic National Park, that survives because the climate of Washington state is so wet; and the spirits of a child and a Native American woman who haunt Pike Place Market in Seattle, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Washington.
The mysterious Mima Mounds; the ghosts of a man, a woman and two children at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley; the Pink Lady of the Central Tavern, Kirkland, a spirit but not a gin cocktail (ye olde jokes are ye beste); weird phenomena, including the spectre of a woman, in the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle; Willatuk, the Seattle Sea Serpent; the batsquatch of Mount Saint Helens, that makes sasquatch seem mundane; paranormal phenomena at the historic Paradise Inn on the slopes of Mount Rainier; the sasquatch or bigfoot, still managing to elude the cryptozoologists; the carnivorous reptilian monster that inhabits Rock Lake; and 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Washington.
State Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Parks, National Forests and Refuges in Washington
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Olympic National Forest; Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Oregon; 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); Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge; Sacajawea State Park, named after the Native American woman who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition; Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge; Cape Disappointment State Park with fine coastal scenery, the historic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and, in season, sightings of Pacific gray whales; part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests with animals such as wolves, wolverines, moose and grizzly bears; 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; Copalis National Wildlife Refuge; Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge; North Cascades National Park with amazing mountain scenery and wildlife such as wolverines, grizzly bears, lynx and gray wolves; Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests; Columbia National Wildlife Refuge; Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge; Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge; Mount Rainier National Park with wildlife such as black bears, Columbian black-tailed deer, elk and mountain goats; 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; Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer; McNary National Wildlife Refuge; Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge; Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge with wildlife such as moose, elk and black bears; Flaming Geyser State Park where Chinook salmon are caught in the Green River; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with its glacial scenery; Pierce National Wildlife Refuge; San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where, from mid-spring to mid-autumn, pods of killer whales (orcas) may be seen; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, Roosevelt elk and other animals; Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge; Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge; Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park; and Colville National Forest with grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, caribou, mountain lions and other wildlife, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Washington.
You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled 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 Santa Fe, Houston, Seattle, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Chicago, Sitka, Dallas, Philadelphia, Fairbanks, New Orleans, Sacramento, Miami, Kansas City, Washington DC, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Lake Tahoe, Anchorage, Albuquerque, New York, Minneapolis, Atlantic City, Phoenix, Honolulu, Salt Lake City, Savannah, St Louis, Boston, Corpus Christi, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Skagway, Juneau, San Francisco and Detroit. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Yosemite National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rushmore, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Adirondacks, the Appalachians, the Florida Keys, Yellowstone National Park, the Ozarks, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Everglades, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the wild west town of Tombstone, Route 66, the Okefenokee Swamp, the California coastline, the Disney resorts, Mount Rainier National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Grand Canyon, rodeos and Bryce Canyon are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Good luck on your travels.
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