Tahoma CA hotels. Reservations for hotels in Tahoma California United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of California. Folklore, monsters, ghosts, legends, hauntings and myths of California. Warnings, anecdotes and travel advice from Camelopard.com.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Tahoma California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund and the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
American avocets, whip-poor-wills, otters, dolphins, blue whales, coyotes, minks, harbor seals, California condors, gray whales, California sea lions, bald eagles, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, mischievious raccoons, numerous species of salamander, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), sea otters, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, mule deer, white pelicans, chipmunks, woodpeckers, tule elk, humpback whales, wild turkeys, road runners, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), bobcats, Calliope hummingbirds, burrowing owls, skunks, black bears, Anna's hummingbirds, elephant seals, screech owls and Allen's hummingbirds are among the wild animals of California.
Ghosts, Folklore, Legends, Scary Stories, Monsters and Myths in California
The Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; and the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
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; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; and 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; 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 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 giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; 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 phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; and Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; and the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes, are yet more strange folktales of California.
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