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Travels in the South

30 Mar

Welcome back my friends to another edition of Travels in the South.  We have been talking about our visit with our great friends Bill and Jean from Canadian Cats.  If you have missed the previous editions, please check them out here:  Red Lobster; Fogo de Chao; Stately Oaks; Spa Day.

Have you been having fun enjoying our visit together?  We had so much fun visiting and we hope that fun is showing through our weekly postings.  Today, we are going to share a tour that we went on at the World of Coca-Cola right here in Atlanta, Georgia.

Can you believe that mom/dad grew up here in the south and had never been to this facility and tour?  Shakes piggy head.  It takes visitors to visit all of our local places.  So funny!

And check out the picture to the left of the entrance to the World of Coca-Cola.  That’s a giant top of a coke bottle that is on the outside.  we thought that was totally cool.

After the tickets were purchases, mom and Jean kind of got side-tracked.  They saw one of the trash
receptacles that I do believe Jean wanted to take home with her to put in her garden.  Snorts with piggy laughter.  It is kind of neat huh?

Now with the admission of the facility, you really do get a lot of “bonuses”.  For instance, as soon as  you pay admission and go into the waiting room for the tour, you get free coke (diet, regular, sprite or coke zero).

Now that is so totally cool.  These freebies were in aluminum type bottles – even more neat.

Once the tour starts, you enter into the ‘loft’ area of the building.  This houses history items of Coca-Cola throughout the ages.  Funny story – while we were waiting for the young man to begin his speech in the loft area, Jean opened her free coke – you know the ones we got when coming on the tour.  Unfortunately when she opened her bottle, it spewed all over a man in front of us.  Lowers head – we were so embarrassed.  Of course, we all apologized profusely and began talking to the man and his family.  They were visiting all the way from Saudi Arabia – can you believe that?

Do you recognize some of these older advertisements with Coke?  There are signs in the loft area from all over the world that advertises Coke.  Some we had seen and some we had no idea about.  It was so totally cool to see these.

And do you remember the advertising with the Coca-Cola polar bear?  Do you know the history of the bear?  The polar bear first debuted in a Coca‑Cola advertisement in France in 1922.

And you ask yourself – why a polar bear?  It was to let people know that even if the weather was cool outside, coke was still the right choice in their drinking delight.  Did you know that?

After a short speech from a Coca-Cola associate in the loft, then you go into one of the theaters where you see a short movie on Moments of Happiness.  After this movie, it’s on to the Vault of the Secret Formula.  Bring it on my friends – we are here to find it.  I’m leaving you today with some assorted pictures from the vault.  And then next week, I will continue with the tour.

Hope you enjoyed it my friends!

 
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31 responses to “Travels in the South

  1. easyweimaraner

    03/30/2016 at 12:37 pm

    oh wait… they have THE MAGIC FORMULA on a wall? how is that possible? I thought it is TOP secret?

     
    • Piglove

      03/30/2016 at 12:45 pm

      Oh it is top secret brother. Wait until next week’s edition. I will show you the ‘vault’. Oh my piggies – mom says lights and an alarm go off if you get too close. Very secretive. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. kandykid

    03/30/2016 at 12:38 pm

    Darn, I still don’t know the “Secret Coke Formula” But it was an interesting tour.

     
    • Piglove

      03/30/2016 at 12:45 pm

      Very interesting and so much darn fun! XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. lexitheschnauzer

    03/30/2016 at 12:39 pm

    Now I want a Coke and Mommy won’t let me have one. grrr

     
    • Piglove

      03/30/2016 at 12:46 pm

      Well darn then my friend. It is good… very good. Of course this is being said by a pig that loves grape Kool-Aide – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. The Canadian Cats

    03/30/2016 at 12:48 pm

    I don’t remember all that info about the polar bear. I guess we all absorbed different parts of the tour. All the info was overwhelming but so very much fun.

    Jean

     
    • Piglove

      03/30/2016 at 1:03 pm

      Yes it was. Daddy remembered the polar bear because he loves him so much. He was adamant that mommy put this in the blog today. He seems to take in weird trivia – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • The Canadian Cats

        03/30/2016 at 2:31 pm

        My dad does too!! Maybe its a dad thing?

         
      • Piglove

        03/30/2016 at 6:31 pm

        Definitely a dad thing. XOXO – Bacon

         
  5. databbiesotrouttowne

    03/30/2016 at 12:56 pm

    bacon….manee thanx ta yur peepulz for sharin thiz post, thiz toor doez look like fun…az doez de “trash can” bottle…… 🙂

    { hope noe one waz drinkin a pepsi when they walked in & tossed it in ther !! } 🙂

    de food serviss gurl sayz her dinna noe de polar bearz theeme waz that old…awesum !! ♥♥♥

     
    • Piglove

      03/30/2016 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks my friend. It was indeed such a fascinating tour that was totally fun. There was just so much to see and experience we had to do this posting in two different posts. Wait until you see next week’s edition – so many cute pictures! XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. Skyler Braveheart

    03/30/2016 at 1:21 pm

    Every time we drive by the BMW Plant n Greenville, SC, Mama swears we are going to stop in one day……funny that she doesn’t seem interested in the Michelin Plant…….

     
    • Piglove

      03/30/2016 at 1:49 pm

      Snorts with piggy laughter. I wonder why… ha! XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. gentlestitches

    03/31/2016 at 3:46 am

    No body I know doesn’t like coke or diet coke! That would be interesting! 😀

     
    • Piglove

      03/31/2016 at 9:47 am

      It was such an amazing tour Auntie Sharon. It was informative and fun and moved so quickly although we were there for hours. Mom said she would do it again for sure. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. onespoiledcat

    03/31/2016 at 5:38 am

    WOW…….a super interesting tour. Leave it to Coca Cola to have an interesting display of “stuff” !

    Hugs, Sammy

     
    • Piglove

      03/31/2016 at 9:53 am

      Oh it was awesome cousin. Just wait until next weeks edition. Talk about some priceless pics to see. You absolutely don’t want to miss it. XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. Fozziemum

    03/31/2016 at 8:32 am

    Magic formula hey???? mmmm seeing Fozziedad was employed by basically Pepsi i say go for it..just sayin hahahahaah 🙂 Loves Fozziemum xxx

     
    • Piglove

      03/31/2016 at 9:58 am

      Snorts – I know you love your ginger ale – so much you want stock right? Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Fozziemum

        03/31/2016 at 10:21 am

        Hahahaahah yes i do..Loves Fozziemum xxx

         
  10. evilsquirrel13

    03/31/2016 at 4:14 pm

    What? No New Coke? You’d think they’d be proud of that formula!

     
    • Piglove

      04/01/2016 at 8:22 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter. Now that was certainly a joke from its own time. Mom/dad remember it – rolls piggy eyes. XOXO – Bacon

       
  11. angelswhisper2011

    04/08/2016 at 11:53 am

    It must have been a magical place, Bacon. It is good to see the peeps having so much fun together. Pawkisses 🙂 ❤

     

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