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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Schertz Texas hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Polana Hotel in Maputo and the Chelsea Hotel in New York. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Texas
Cactus wrens, American white pelicans, great kiskadees, collared peccaries or javelinas, Western diamondback rattlesnakes, turkey vultures (turkey buzzards), burrowing owls, white-tailed deer, road runners, pronghorn antelopes, alligators, Mexican free-tailed bats, nine-banded armadillos, sandhill cranes, Texas horned lizards, jackrabbits, endangered whooping cranes, prairie chickens, Montezuma quails, wild turkeys, American avocets, prairie dog towns, bald eagles, raccoons, coyotes, Ridley sea turtles, roseate spoonbills, otters, increasing numbers of black bears, cougars (also called pumas or mountain lions), brown pelicans, opossums, bobcats, plain chachalacas and red-cockaded woodpeckers are among the wild animals of Texas.
Monsters, Legends, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Folklore and Myths in Texas
The strange phenomena at the Driskill Hotel, Austin, including the odd sensation experienced by guests who stare at the third floor picture of a child holding flowers; the ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo; paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; the alleged hauntings of the historic Excelsior House Hotel in Jefferson, including a light-fingered woman in black with a baby, a perfumed lady, a headless man and a boy who wakes people up to ask whether they want breakfast (it is even claimed that Steven Spielberg had a supernatural experience at the hotel, the guests of which have included Oscar Wilde and Ulysses S Grant; the ghostly woman who walks the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo, looking for the children that she pushed over a cliff into the river; creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene; and the Confederate soldier and the phantom boy nicknamed "Jimmy" who still roam Tremont House hotel in Galveston, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Texas.
The lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio; the spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville; the emerald-headed serpent, a great deity that inhabits a crystal cave in the Gulf of Mexico but which, according to Native Americans, may be seen from the coast, when it ventures to the surface with a great display of light; appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; the ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; strange phenomena at the Emily Morgan Hotel, near the Alamo in San Antonio (the Alamo itself is said by some to be the site of paranormal phenomena); and the black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Texas.
The groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical; the Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; the thirty-two benevolent ghosts of the historic Menger Hotel, close to the Alamo in San Antonio, including Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (who recruited Rough Riders in the Menger Bar), the phantom of rancher Richard King in his former suite (the King Room), chambermaid Sallie White who still meticulously performs her duties in Victorian attire, a bespectacled lady in a blue dress who knits quietly in the lobby, a man in a buckskin jacket and unseen kitchen helpers; supernatural entities at Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio; phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; the winged, humanoid monsters of Littlefield who allegedly lived in the basement of two elderly spinsters; and ghosts in all of the rooms (including one that still sometimes leaves tips for the maid) at Miss Molly's Hotel bed and breakfast, once a bordello, in Fort Worth, are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
The suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; the sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near; Pecos Bill with his coyote family, his rattlesnake Shake (that served as his lasso) and his true love the catfish-riding Slue-Foot Sue (Neil Armstrong may have been the first MAN to set FOOT on the moon but Sue banged her HEAD on it many years earlier, after being thrown by Bill's appropriately named horse, Widow-Maker); the phantom of a former cleaner in a brown uniform and the ghostly sounds of children playing in the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel, Laredo; the ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston; the three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room; the spirits of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, such as the shade of Sarah Morgan (who was killed by a student) in the biology building, the ghost of a bearded and stetsoned professor in Holden Hall, the phantom of a student in the underground tunnels (still trying to sneak into the girls' dormitories) and "George", the harmless spectre of the old President's House; the spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop; and the unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Miami, Skagway, Atlanta, Sitka, Indianapolis, Juneau, Los Angeles, Dallas, Las Vegas, Corpus Christi, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Savannah, Detroit, St Louis, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Lake Tahoe, Boston, Kansas City, Anchorage, Houston, Santa Fe, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, Fairbanks, Chicago, San Diego, Honolulu, San Francisco, Atlantic City, Sacramento, Washington DC, New Orleans, Philadelphia and New York 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 Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Appalachians, the Florida Keys, the California coastline, Mount Rainier National Park, the Adirondacks, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rushmore, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Ozarks, rodeos, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Everglades, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Disney resorts, Yosemite National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Grand Canyon, Route 66 and Bryce Canyon.
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. Good luck on your travels.
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