I went to Warm Springs, GA to see the “Little White House”. A house that FDR built in the 1920’s so he could visit the hot springs in the area as a therapy for his polio. He also established a rehabilitation center that is operated today by the State of Georgia. The Scenic Byway apparently traces some of FDR’s favorite routes through Meriwether and Pike counties. Much of the time he drove himself in a hand controlled car. They had one of his cars, a 1940 Ford V8 roadster, on display at the museum.
After the museum, I walked around Warm Springs and had lunch at a local BBQ restaurant. It was great, almost as good as Dixie Bones. I had shredded pork, Brunswick stew, and slaw. If you ever get to Warm Springs, Mac’s BBQ is the place to eat. There’s an old gas station that is now a motorcycle museum and store. It was closed, because the owner was next door eating lunch. There’s also a National Fish Hatchery in town. Not much to see there, especially on Sunday. Today there was a bird count going on, but since I’m not really a birder, I moved on.
The only other thing of note on the scenic byway was an old covered bridge. It’s apparently the oldest and longest wood covered bridge in Georgia. It was designed by freed slave, Horace King, in the 1840’s. King apparently built quite a few bridges in western Georgia, but this is the only one left.