We followed the GPS coordinants for 2 warm springs in the area, the most notable of which was at a BoyScout camp out in the middle of nowhere. We walked down the hill to a swamp carrying the laptop which said it was right under our noses…the swamp? The water felt the cold temperature one would of expect of a swamp. We headed back to the van and continued driving.
Today we explored the Little White House formerly occupied by FDR-admission was $7/person. It was informative and brought this former president to life in, showing off his many accomplishments such as stabilizing the banks during the depression, introducing a rural electric initiative to encourage people to stay in the country (he was convinced country life was a better way of life than living in the city, but it was quite a bit harder without affordable electricity and other modern amenities), aiding the peacetalks, helping people with polio seek relief from their discomfort in the warm springs.
Then we went to the historic pools museum, once again hoping to find a functional warm spring to use, but all you can do nowadays is stick your hand in to feel the temperature as it bubbles up into a trough. The guy who worked there said there had been a warm spring at the boyscount camp, but you have to swim out to the middle of the swamp to feel it. I’m not quite that adventurous.
We’re spending the night at the Western Inn in Manchester, GA. It’s pretty nice-king size bed, microwave/mini fridge, cable, bathtub/shower with great water pressure and plenty of hot water, plus high speed inet access- $39.99 plus tax.
p.s. It’s raining again