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Day 1: Travel to Pine Mountain, GA. Check into the Mountain Creek Inn at Callaway Gardens for a two night stay. Enjoy a Seafood Buffet Dinner tonight at the Plant Room Restaurant. Following dinner, watch the sky fill with color 16th Annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival. This festive, old-fashioned weekend is highlighted by the extraordinary vision of a Balloon Glow on beginning on Friday evening at Robin Lake Beach (weather conditions permitting).
Day 2: Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast at the Beach at 6:00am. Followed by the Morning Balloon Launch (weather conditions permitting) is at 7:15am. Followed by time for the Classic Car Show, exhibits, demonstrations, music and more.
Then a tour of world famous Callaway Gardens. You will see the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel, the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl, a 40-acre garden featuring 900 native azaleas and 4000 cultivated azaleas representing over 100 varieties and much more.
Then enjoy an afternoon tour in Warm Springs including FDR’s Little White. Roosevelt was so enchanted with Warm Springs that he built the only home he ever owned here – a modest, six room cottage called the Little White House which served as a relaxing, comfortable haven for him during his regular visits to Warm Springs, Ga. It was here he is believed to have developed his New Deal policies that would affect the entire nation, here where he relaxed and socialized and here where he died on April 12, 1945 while posing for the “Unfinished Portrait.”
Returning to Callaway Gardens a tethered balloon ride is included for everyone. (weather conditions permitting. Italian Buffet Dinner in the Plant Room Restaurant.
Day 3: After breakfast, depart for home.