|Those fries are truffle fries.|
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|Living room in Eleanor's residence: Val Kill|
Our next stop was Top Cottage, the getaway about four miles from Springwater where FDR said he got away from the maddening crowd. He never sayed overnight there but it was designed so that he could entertain guests without help from others, something that was impossible at the big house, Springwater. He designed it so that he could use his wheelchair to move around and interact easily with his guests. The porch was especially important because it was here that important informal conversations took place. As you look at the video below, think about the fact that this was the view that FDR and Churchill had as they talked about the Manhattan project taking responsibility for Britain's Tube Alloys project.