We only had a few minutes before we drove home with Chip (the breeder had asked me to make sure Cocoa was with me on Saturday). After Chip was safely tucked away in the SUV, I took a few minutes to drive up to Roosevelt State Park. It’s located near Callaway Gardens, the town of Warm Springs, and Pine Mountain. The park is intimately tied to four-time President Franklin D. Roosevelt. After he was stricken with polio in 1921, Roosevelt searched for a place for treatment and where he could get away from the Washington grind. He fell in love with Warm Springs, Georgia, and ended up building his Little White House mainly because of the nearby warm springs which provided some physical relief from his polio. Several structures within the State park, including the stone swimming pool and some cottages were built by Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. The president loved to drive the length of the park and find a place where he could pull off the road and have a picnic. Locals often told how he would pull up in his car and take time to talk about world affairs with them. It is truly a place of extreme rest and peace.