Here we are at FDR State Park, near Warms Springs, GA. We had an easy drive, even through, not around, Atlanta. Was listening to the radio while driving which was reporting all kinds of accidents and delays on the perimeter, as much as 3 hr. delays!!! I’ve found it’s much easier to go through Atl as long as it’s not rush hour, actually, I’d never come within 50 miles of Atl during rush hour! It was a little anxiety producing towing, but we did it.
We set up camp completely, even put the chairs and patio rug out, tho it was too cold to sit out. Set up for cooking, got the heater on for the first time. Well, it’s pretty much all for the first time. I think it’ll take me a loooong time to figure out how best to use the space efficiently. Constantly moving stuff around. This morning it was 26 F!!!, jacket, scarf, hat, gloves chilly out when Xena and I went out to take care of our business. Now sitting here at the table on the computer connected with my very own hot spot – another first.
A little about the FDR State Park: FDR regularly came to the little nearby town Warm Springs for treatment for his polio. He built his Little White House in Warm Springs, still there as a tourist attraction. Part of this park, along with many other great state parks, was built by his depression era jobs creating Civilian Conservation Corps. Lots of FDR history around. It’s also near beautiful Calloway Gardens.
I also have history here – I was born in nearby Columbus. My father’s family farm was on Warms Springs Rd. All of my early history is in this general area, born in Columbus, raised mostly in Montgomery, college at Auburn U, and taught school for a few years in Atlanta. I camped while in college, but don’t remember if it was here or elsewhere, good chance it was here. I still have family here and that’s what brings me to this neck of the woods now. My brother, who celebrated his 90th birthday in Dec., lives near Columbus and I’ll be leaving when I finish here to spend the day with him and his wife and I think one of their sons. Sad that we’ll be missing the other 2 children. He and his family also lived for many years on Warms Spring Rd.
Was planning to hike this morning but it was too cold, hope to have time this afternoon or tomorrow morning to get a little hiking in. Xena really, really, really wants that.
Check in with you later.
Lynn and Xena