One of several of the Post Office and Court House (the header photograph is that building, too), along with a few others from downtown:
As I mentioned yesterday, Gerald and I enjoyed a lovely first-of-spring drive out of middle Georgia. Our destination was Pine Mountain, home of F. D. Roosevelt State Park. Needless to say, there were cameras involved.
Starting on Dowdell Knob, FDR’s favorite picnic spot — with its amazing valley overlook:
Next was the park’s office and overlook complex:
Peruse the entire gallery here. And when you have some extra time, all of FDR State Park is worth a visit; it’s got everything from hiking trails to cabins to the Callaway Gardens Country Kitchen in its 9049 acres. Enjoy!
Bonus: Georgia Public Broadcasting, at the premier of its film A President in Our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia, said:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a very special relationship with the State of Georgia. This compelling documentary spotlights the mutual benefits that the friendship provided to both the president and the people of Georgia. The film is based on the book, A President in Our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia.
It’s no Ken Burns, certainly, but if you’re not familiar with FDR’s extensive time spent in west Georgia, it might be worth your time. See it here.
Bonus gallery: Callaway Gardens, from 2008.
The end of winter here in Georgia means beautifully warm days, flowers and trees budding, and photography. Gerald and I took a road trip this weekend, enjoying almost 200 miles of driving — and four photostrolls.
We’ll cover three today, heading west from Middle Georgia:
See everything from Yatesville, pop. 408, here.
Next is an update from Thomaston, whose downtown square is typical of Georgia:
That gallery is available here.
Lastly today is a new stop: Woodland, in west-central Georgia, near Pine Mountain and Warm Springs, northeast of Columbus.
Woodland, whose population also happens to be 408, has a gallery here.
Many thanks to Gerald for the company and good day. Next up: FDR State Park, likely tomorrow.
Former President Carter’s hometown of Plains, Georgia, has a gallery now up to 70 photographs. I just added more from the Carter Boyhood Farm, taken March 4th, 2021. Enjoy!