Golf can wait, trip from Callaway Gardens to FDR's Little White House can't
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - I really didn’t feel like going. But I’m glad I did.
Any trip to a golf destination or vacation resort includes one of those moments. Golf might be the first priority, but you’ve got to put the sticks down occasionally and enjoy a little history and culture. Hey, if you want to be a lug, stay home and don’t crowd the courses and sites for the rest of us!
This time, I got in the car and drove from Callaway Gardens through the FDR State Park, taking Highway 190 along Pine Mountain. The gorgeous views west toward a sprawling valley were worth the ride alone. About 15 minutes later, I was wheeling into Warm Springs to see Roosevelt’s Little White House, the former president’s retreat.
A new FDR Memorial Museum is very well done in covering his life and presidency. The actual Little White House is essentially a cottage and remains in much the same way as when he died of a massive stroke on April 12, 1945 while sitting for a portrait in the living room. (Check out www.fdr-littlewhitehouse.org for more info.)
If you enjoy history and the perspective it gives us, do it. Very inspirational, especially in these times. (I’d compare it to the JFK museum, the Sixth Floor, in Dallas.)
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