From the bloggers at Roadtreking:
We’re a sucker for small town festivals. So when we saw that Plains, Georgia – population 683 – was holding its annual peanut festival this past weekend and we were only a few minutes away in nearby Leesburg, we made our way there.
We ended up learning a lot about peanuts and even spotted the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter – who has remained in his hometown of Plains and, despite being 91 years old (on Oct. 1) and undergoing chemo for cancer, is still out and about and meeting people.
We found the former president down at the train station, first presenting local kids awards for their art work and, a little later on, handing out medals to the winners of the Peanut Festival fun run.
To read about Roadtreking’s encounter with peanuts and presidents, click here.