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We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Royal Palm Beach Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi 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.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Florida
Muskrats, raccoons, leatherback turtles, American flamingos, alligators, bald eagles, black bears, river otters, pelicans, green turtles, roseate spoonbills, hawksbill turtles, white-tailed deer, endangered North Atlantic right whales, loggerhead turtles, feral Burmese pythons, rare American crocodiles, dolphins, bobcats, Florida softshell turtles, feral nine-banded armadillos, manatees, opossums, marsh rabbits, rare Florida cougars (also called Florida panthers), feral Rhesus monkeys on the Silver River, adding to Florida's atmosphere of subtropical paradise, feral parakeets and gopher tortoises are among the wild animals of Florida.
Scary Stories, Folklore, Myths, Legends, Ghosts and Monsters in Florida
Mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; and the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; unexplained phenomena at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami (ghostly events are associated with the fact that the hotel was used as a soldiers' hospital during WW2); the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the gash-throated phantom of Luc Simone Aury that haunts the area outsde of the Amelia Island Museum of History, formerly the Old Jail where he was hanged, in Fernandina Beach (his attempt at suicide failed and his throat was stitched by a surgeon but the long drop of the gallows caused his wound to open and shower the horrified spectators with blood - Aury couldn't have planned it better if he had tried!); and unusual hauntings of a Victorian guesthouse, Artist House, in Key West (the turret is said to be haunted, both by Anne, the wife of artist and author Robert Eugene "Gene" Otto and by the malevolent spirit of a sailor doll, also called Robert - the "possessed" doll itself is sometimes displayed in the Fort East Martello Museum or at the Old Post Office and Customhouse and is claimed to be the inpiration for the Chucky movies), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
Ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; and the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the numerous ghosts of the Cassadaga Hotel, Cassadaga, which embraces its phantom guests and usually has a professional psychic on hand (spectres include girls Katlin and Sarah, Gentleman Jack with his trademark cigar and a rather naughty ghost called Arthur); the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; spirits of the Agustin Inn in the St Augustine Historic District, including a man in white, who walks through walls and who may also be the ghostly Chiles who "goes bump in the night"; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; and the thoroughfare popularly called Bloody Bucket Road and the similarly prefixed bridge and woods in Wauchula where, at night, blood appears in the water below the bridge and the sound of crying babies is heard from the woods (a murderous midwife is said to have been haunted by a bucket that supernaturally filled with the blood of her victims, which she tried to pour out at the bridge), are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Atlantic City, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Anchorage, Skagway, Sacramento, Corpus Christi, Washington DC, Juneau, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Albuquerque, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City, San Francisco, Sitka, Seattle, Lake Tahoe, Savannah, Boston, New York, Fairbanks, St Louis, Minneapolis, Dallas, Detroit, San Diego, Indianapolis, Chicago, Miami, Phoenix, Atlanta and New Orleans 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 Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Everglades, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the California coastline, the Florida Keys, rodeos, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Niagara Falls, Glacier Bay National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Adirondacks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Route 66, the Disney resorts, the Appalachians, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount Rainier National Park, the Ozarks, Mount Rushmore and the Arctic wilderness of Alaska.
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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