Roosevelt’s Little White House

Roosevelt’s Little White House

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ” ~ F.D. Roosevelt

My mum is one of the biggest history buff’s I know. She’s the one you see reading a 600 page book about Thomas Jefferson on her lunch break and has read all the David McCullough books. My dad, while not an avid reader of 600 page books, is one of those people who can find interest in pretty much everything, quickly becoming an expert by absorption. Together my parents are a walking encyclopedia answering every Jeopardy question correctly. So it was only natural for me to take this quest with my parents. I’ll spare you the history lesson that most of you know from grade school. I’m fairly sure that most of you reading this know all about his presidency, the fact that he had polio and the familiar quotes that are on every random photo of landscapes posted to Facebook.

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Providence Canyon

Providence Canyon

Welcome to the Little Grand Canyon! One of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia!

The canyon wasn’t formed like the Grand Canyon. No, it was formed by something that is sometimes much more powerful than nature. What could that possibly be? You find this creature nearly every day, it walks on two legs and sometimes can be thought of as locust, swarming the earth and leaving swaths of destruction in its place. That’s right, humans.

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Dowdell’s Knob – F.D. Roosevelt State Park

Dowdell’s Knob – F.D. Roosevelt State Park

Welcome to Georgia’s largest state park! Just how large, you ask? 9,049 acres and over 40 miles of trails. So if you love to hike this is going to be your place to go. I’ve discovered as I’m progressing through my quests that many will have to be revisited. There are just too many cool things to do at these places for one trip. The park isn’t too far from Atlanta, about 80 miles or so, southwest of the city. Dowdell’s Knob on Pine Mountain was a special interest to me because it was the favorite spot for picnics for President Franklin Roosevelt. Being a history buff, this was just awesome and I couldn’t wait to check it all out. Side note: Check out FDR’s Little White House nearby!

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