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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Menlo Park California hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro and the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Screech owls, otters, dolphins, California sea lions, black bears, chipmunks, road runners, skunks, tule elk, bald eagles, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), burrowing owls, mischievious raccoons, blue whales, American avocets, elephant seals, California condors, whip-poor-wills, minks, humpback whales, numerous species of salamander, bobcats, Calliope hummingbirds, woodpeckers, gray whales, white pelicans, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, sea otters, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, mule deer, coyotes, Anna's hummingbirds, harbor seals, Allen's hummingbirds, wild turkeys and mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas) are among the wild animals of California.
Scary Stories, Ghosts, Legends, Folklore, Myths and Monsters in California
The giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; 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 many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; and San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
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 blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; and the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
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 sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; 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 reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; and the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests, are more weird folklore associated with California.
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 barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; and 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), are yet more strange folktales of California.
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