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... when new, more efficient pools and therapy center was built. The entire facility, Roosevelt Warm Spring, is now owned and operated by the Georgia Department of Labor’s Division of Rehabilitation Services and is used for persons with disabilities of all types.
Interesting note: FDR spent 2/3 of his personal fortune building the Warm Springs pools and therapy center.
It's a long 4 hour drive from Savannah back to Atlanta so we are breaking our journey in Warm Springs. On the way we call in at Ockomugee near Macon to stretch our legs. It's an ancient Native American archeological museum. With a restored temple mound. The restoration was a Roosevelt depression era project. We did not know this before we stopped, FDR's ...
... and Eleanor Roosevelt. He particularly liked it here because he thought the warm spring pools helped him with his polio. This structure which was a short drive away had three pools and people would come from all over the world to experience these hot springs ( 88-degrees bubbling up from 3,800 feet below the earth's surface. Today, there is no water in the pools and the glass structure that once covered one of the pools is ...
Year 2, Day 121 Calloway Gardens. Unfortunately not the most beautiful time for us to be going to the gardens, but it was fun to see. They were having a balloon festival, so we got up bright and early to see that, but it wasn't that great and they tethered most of the balloons that were there, but we had seen some in the West (and rode in 2), so it wasn't that ...
... hot. We heard about raptors (an owl, two hawks, and a vulture) which flew over the crowd during the presentation.
Callaway Gardens is huge. We drove our vehicle to see the many sights. We visited the chapel, the horticulture center, the vegetable garden, and other sights. We walked 4.5 miles today. We were very tired.