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Rancho Santa Margarita CA hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Rancho Santa Margarita California USA. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of California. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of California. Suggestions for your trip by Camelopard.com.

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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Rancho Santa Margarita California hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, Claridge's in London, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay and the Menger Hotel in San Antonio. are internationally renowned hotels.

    Scary Stories, Legends, Monsters, Folklore, Myths and Ghosts in California

    The ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles 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 spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; 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; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; 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 spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; 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 bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; 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 spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; 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 giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; and 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, are more weird folklore associated with California.

    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 male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; and Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery, are yet more strange folktales of California.

    Reptiles, Mammals, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of California

    Tule elk, American avocets, Allen's hummingbirds, humpback whales, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), minks, coyotes, sea otters, wild turkeys, gray whales, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), elephant seals, white pelicans, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, harbor seals, woodpeckers, whip-poor-wills, California sea lions, mule deer, black bears, skunks, California condors, chipmunks, burrowing owls, numerous species of salamander, bald eagles, mischievious raccoons, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, dolphins, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), otters, Anna's hummingbirds, blue whales, road runners, Calliope hummingbirds, screech owls and bobcats are among the wild animals of California.


    America has some of the best facilities for travellers in the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Salt Lake City, St Louis, Honolulu, San Diego, Skagway, Boston, Savannah, Sacramento, Washington DC, Lake Tahoe, Kansas City, Phoenix, Juneau, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Houston, Chicago, Atlantic City, New York, Indianapolis, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Santa Fe, Detroit, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Miami, Corpus Christi, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Sitka, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Minneapolis are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include The plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Florida Keys, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Adirondacks, the Disney resorts, the Ozarks, Mount Rushmore, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, rodeos, Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Everglades, the California coastline, Mount Rainier National Park, Route 66, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Appalachians, Yosemite National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii and the Okefenokee Swamp.

    The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. Travel safely and happily.

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