While we were in Georgia after Christmas, we took a trip to Warm Springs and FDR’s Little White House.
It’s the actual site that the HBO movie was based on and the place where FDR passed away.
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.
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!
My youngest, the little explorer, mainly enjoyed walking on all of the rock walls with his Pop.
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!
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). 🙂