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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Monroe Area Michigan hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China and the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune). are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Monsters, Ghosts, Folklore, Scary Stories, Myths and Legends in Michigan
The werewolves (loups-garous / loup-garous) that plagued Detroit when it was a French community and which might, one day, be reawakened (could a waheela be mistaken for a werewolf - or vice versa?); strange occurrences in the Fenton Hotel, Fenton; the ghosts of a man, a woman and a girl in the Blue Pelican Inn (formerly Murphy's Lamplight Inn) in Central Lake; the stone monster slain by Hiawatha, evidenced by large rocks on the eastern side of Grand Traverse Bay; giant, lupine waheelas; the ghost of Samuel Graczyk, a lumberman accidentally killed on the day of his wedding, at Deadman's Hill Scenic Overlook in Mackinaw State Forest; and the spirit of Amelia Earhart, said to haunt the Landmark Inn in Marquette, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Michigan.
The shampoo using and TV remote hiding ghost that haunts Wayne's Red Apple Restaurant and Inn in Wayne (the spectre is of a man allegedly murdered by a maid because he didn't give her a tip, so GIVE THE MAID A TIP); the Melon Heads (melonheads) of Felt Mansion, similar to those of Connecticut and, I believe, the source of the Catskill gnomes legend involving Rip van Winkle and Hendrik Hudson; paranormal phenomena in the Henry hotel (formerly the Ritz Carlton) in Dearborn; the slender, man-eating hidebehind, a "fearsome critter" indeed, which can conceal itself behind any tree but which, unlike pink elephants, can be avoided by drinking alcoholic beverages; tales of giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe (Oscoda is his official home, as the first Paul Bunyan story was published there but Ossineke has statues of Paul and Babe and the claims of other towns are disputed by Manistique, which also has a statue of Paul); the phantom woman in the garden of Stafford's Perry Hotel, Petoskey; and the Dogman, encountered since the nineteenth century, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Michigan.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Michigan
The State Capitol in Lansing; the simple life of low-tech Mackinac Island; the unspoilt wilderness of Isle Royale National Park and Michigan's large national and state forests and lakeshores; Dinosaur Gardens in Ossineke; Mackinac Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world; the reconstructed colonial Michilimackinac village in Mackinaw; the Dutch themed Windmill Island in Holland; the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing; the Wurtsmith Aviation Museum in Oscoda; and the statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe in Ossineke, are among the attractions of Michigan.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of St Louis, Minneapolis, Chicago, Corpus Christi, Sitka, Juneau, Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami, Skagway, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Fairbanks, Salt Lake City, Washington DC, San Francisco, Detroit, Atlantic City, Kansas City, Anchorage, Savannah, San Diego, New Orleans, Honolulu, Seattle, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, New York, Lake Tahoe, Houston, Albuquerque, Fort Lauderdale, Sacramento, Atlanta and Phoenix you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls, Bryce Canyon, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Disney resorts, Glacier Bay National Park, the Ozarks, the California coastline, the Okefenokee Swamp, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yellowstone National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Florida Keys, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Adirondacks, Route 66, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades, Yosemite National Park, rodeos, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount Rainier National Park and the Appalachians. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Camelopard suggests using well-known companies for your hotel reservations.
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