Welcome back 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. World of Coca-Cola Part I.
Today, we are continuing our tour that we went on at the World of Coca-Cola right here in Atlanta, Georgia. The next part of our tour goes into the Miles of Refreshment of the building. This part of the tour highlights the creation of the original formula and how it might have looked stirring it up in the bowl. Cool huh?
Although all of the tour is interesting, this part was really awesome to my everyone. Just wait until you see some of these pics.
This tour even had a replica of an old soda fountain and what it might have looked like serving Coca-Cola. Can you imagine pulling up your chair to the bar and ordering a real Coca-Cola back in the day? I just hope that the guy serving the Coke loosens up a bit – he’s kind of cold in this picture. Snorts with piggy laughter.
But at last, this soda fountain dates back to the 1880’s and is said to be one of the oldest artifacts here at the World of Coca-Cola.
This is a 1939 Chevrolet delivery truck from where – can you guess it? Did you say Buenos Aires, Argentina? You would be right. And did you know that this delivery truck is so big that the attraction had to be built around it to fit in the attraction. But I think it adds a lot.
I think personally these old trucks had flare. Have you seen the newer trucks out there – they are red. I kind of like the yellow. What do you think? Do you like the long red trucks or do you think we need the yellow one?
Squeals – you gotta check this out my friends. This part of the tour also housed the sofa from the show American Idol. Have you ever watched American Idol and seen the red couch that everyone sits on while they are being interviewed after singing their songs?
Guess who saddled up to the sofa and just had to get their picture taken? You guessed it – mom/dad. Aren’t those two just crazy? And that couch was hilarious. Once you sat in it, it sucked you up to the floor. I guess it’s had too many butts on it from American Idol – it seemed broken… well so says daddy. And mom – snorts – she needed assistance getting up off the sofa. Thank goodness Bill was close by. Mom was worried for a few minutes that they would have to call the Jaws of Life out to the World of Coca-Cola to get her off of the sofa – snorts with piggy laughter. That’s my mommy!.
In this gallery, there are over 1,000 artifacts. Here are some more for you to look at: Olympic Torches from all over the World and the different Coca-Cola drink machines.
After this part of the tour, you then go on a short tour of the bottling process. It shows you exactly how everything is all packaged up nicely and delivered to stores around the world. But one of our favorite parts came after this. It was where we got to meet the Polar Bear – oh my! Now this was great fun my friends. Look at these pics! Can you tell that everyone had a snort of a great time? And that my friends is where we are going to end this week. Join us again next week for the finish of the World of Coca-Cola tour and find out where everyone went to dinner – you don’t want to miss that… food porn!