Until We Can Make It To The Big White House, We’ll Take The Little One

cousins in front of the "white house" gate

cousins in front of the “white house” security gate

While we were in Georgia after Christmas, we took a trip to Warm Springs and FDR’s Little White House.

The "little" White House definitely lives up to its description, but it is really cute and very nostalgic.

The “little” White House definitely lives up to its description, but it is really cute and very nostalgic.

It’s the actual site that the HBO movie was based on and the place where FDR passed away.

the actual room where FDR died

the actual room where FDR died

It was apparently his favorite place to be when he wasn’t in Washington and he spent a lot of time there trying to use the warmth of the water to help him conquer polio.

posing by the FDR memorial

posing by the FDR memorial stone

Since my oldest son loves history and the presidents, this was a perfect field trip for him and he couldn’t wait to go from section to section and hear/read more about FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt (I’m pretty sure my daughter nephew enjoyed it as well, despite the fact that they were learning on vacation – gasp).

All of the kids especially enjoyed going inside the drained pool at Warm Springs and splashing in the little fountain of warm water – they actually got more wet than they were supposed to (naturally they couldn’t just stick a hand in like ordinary people) but at least they didn’t try to jump in!

playing in what is left of the warm springs

playing in what is left of the warm springs

My youngest, the little explorer, mainly enjoyed walking on all of the rock walls with his Pop.

the rock wall was awesome

the fascinating rock wall

Somehow we even managed to get another poor tourist to take a shot of our entire family on the balcony in front of the woodsy hills behind the house!

only wish my sister could have been there too to complete the family picture

only wish my sister could have been there too to complete the 3 generation family picture

We had fun exploring this little section of Georgia which had such an impact on one of our most beloved Presidents.  Hopefully we will be able to make it to the real White House one day soon (my son has promised that when he becomes President, I can move in with him – I’ll take it). 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Until We Can Make It To The Big White House, We’ll Take The Little One

  1. I love “the fascinating rock wall!” It’s always something non-related that the little kids are the most taken with! I didn’t realize you went with almost your whole family!! How fun!!! And yes, I can totally see your son being president someday!

    • my stepdad’s entire extended family were there in surrounding cabins so we got to hang out with them a little too (although I was bad and didn’t get any pictures of those random moments so I’m trying to find other family members to steal their’s!) 🙂

      • I wish we had known you were there, we would have driven over to see ya’ll! Its only about 1 1/2 hours from us and would have been a nice day trip. We went to the Wild Safari Park last summer and also were very pleasantly surprised…even though we did have to pay full price 😉

      • you are the second person to say that. I wish I knew everyone lived so close to that area! We definitely had some downtime with no tv in the cabins! 🙂 I really want to go back to Atlanta in the near future (hopefully) so we’ll let you know if that ever happens so we can meet up!

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