Tuesday, September 15 – We left Canton on Sunday morning. We had a one-night stop in Wytheville, VA, and are now staying at the Atlanta, GA Elks Lodge. We had a rain-filled drive from VA to GA. The temperature on Monday morning was only 38 degrees.
At the Atlanta Elks, we are basically in a corner of of the parking lot with a single 30 amp electrical hookup. We ran our hose to the Lodge hose bib for water. Nothing fancy about this camp spot but only a $15 donation to the Lodge for each night. A motor home pulled in later in the day and had to park in the back of the lot without any hookups.
We had several sights we wanted to visit here in Atlanta, but only have one day to do them. First stop on Tuesday morning was the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. This is another well-done museum of the Carter Presidency. We've been to several Presidential Libraries and have enjoyed them all.
The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum houses U.S. President Jimmy Carter's papers and other material relating to the Carter administration and the Carter family's life. President Carter faced several challenges during his presidency, most infamous the Iran hostage incident and the Middle East Oil embargo. A few other of his accomplishments are Camp David Accords, Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty, Torrijos–Carter Treaties, National Energy Policy, Moral Equivalent of War speech, 1979 energy crisis, Diplomatic Relations with China, 1980 Summer Olympics boycott, SALT, etc.
Here is just a fraction of the list of honors he has received…Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Philadelphia Liberty Medal, United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights, Grammy Award, etc.
Jimmy Carter served as president from January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981.
Mr. Carter is the author of twenty-nine books. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter volunteer one week a year for Habitat for Humanity. Since 2007, President Carter also has served as a member of The Elders, a group of independent global leaders. He teaches Sunday school and is a deacon in the Maranatha Baptist Church of Plains. For recreation, he enjoys fly-fishing, woodworking, and swimming.
The grounds are gorgeous. It is a “park-like” setting. There is a Carter Presidential Center Rose Garden also.
He only served one term in office, but history has been fairly kind to his accomplishments. We learned a lot about Carter from this library and were reminded about his many, many accomplishments. Don’t miss this wonderful and well-organized Presidential Museum.
Our Tuesday was just beginning. Check back to see how we spent the rest of the day.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!