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!
04/06/2016 at 3:50 am
Oh what fun you four had together while those crazy Canadians were visiting you!! That Coca Cola place looks like a ton of fun and who wouldn’t like a hug from a polar bear?!
Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam
04/06/2016 at 10:53 am
I know! The one picture of Jean hugging the polar bear is PRICELESS! Can’t you just feel the squeeze of LOVE cousin? XOXO – Bacon
04/06/2016 at 1:51 pm
Miss Jean is a hoot and a half!
04/06/2016 at 2:04 pm
Oh my – YES. She is awesome cousin. XOXO – Bacon
04/06/2016 at 4:25 am
I would love to have such an old drink machine… my dad would fill it with Pepsi LOL …you’re right the yellow trucks are the eye catchers! we probably would confuse it with the mail man, but the yellow has something :o)
04/06/2016 at 10:54 am
Your dad is hilarious. That would be so funny to see for sure. XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
04/06/2016 at 6:45 pm
Pepsi is the way to go…your dad is the same as my mom…it’s Pepsi for her.
04/06/2016 at 6:47 am
I would love to take that tour. In fact I could go a cold coke right now! What fun you guys had together. I remember those coke a cola bears! I would love to see that history of ad pics too because I have probably forgotten them but would remember when I saw them. 😀
04/06/2016 at 10:55 am
Oh yes Auntie Sharon – you would definitely have a blast indeed. And wait until the finale of the tour next week – OMP! It’s a hoot for sure and it involves FOOD. XOXO – Bacon
04/06/2016 at 7:35 am
That would be so fun to visit. Thanks for sharing.
04/06/2016 at 10:56 am
You are so welcome my friend. Thanks for visiting. This was indeed an awesome trip. XOXO – Bacon
04/06/2016 at 8:46 am
It is said that in taste tests Pepsi always beats Coke, but because of the warm fuzzy emotional campaigns, Coke has instilled a great sense of welling being attached to their product, making them more popular.
04/06/2016 at 10:58 am
You know that is hilarious that you brought this up. Back in the day when malls were the thing, mom/dad use to go often. They were there one day when they were having a Pepsi/Coke taste test. They would fill two cups under a table, ask you to taste each one and then pick out which was which. Daddy went first and picked Coke right off. The guy told him it was a lucky guess and daddy did it again. Again he picked Coke. Then the guy looked at mom and said you do it. She did twice and did the same thing – Coke. Hilarious with the taste tests. XOXO – Bacon
sue ellen....Lucy & Mac scotty dogs..
04/06/2016 at 4:02 pm
what a fun day ! thanks for sharing ..
Tails Around the Ranch
04/06/2016 at 4:44 pm
Pawsome photos although the guys seemed a little stiff to me. [smirk] For the record, I think Coke tastes better. ღ
04/07/2016 at 8:10 am
That guy was stiff and didn’t talk much. And we agree – Coke is it! XOXO – Bacon
04/06/2016 at 5:34 pm
bacon….de bear fotoz R priceless !!!! thanx for sharin thiz toor…we N joyed it….. 🙂 ♥3♥
04/07/2016 at 8:10 am
aaww thanks my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon
04/07/2016 at 2:29 am
Hehehe I bet that they had an absolute giggle on their adventures,xx Speedy
04/07/2016 at 8:13 am
Mom says there was so much to laugh about – XOXO – Bacon
04/07/2016 at 6:12 am
I come back later to read all about your adventures with your furriends… 🙂 ❤
04/08/2016 at 12:04 pm
Those pictures are purriceless, Bacon! We go for the red coca cola car and … vintage stuff 😉 That sofa looks great. I wonder how must have felt to be sucked up in it…MOL 😀 We loved to read all about your adventures with Shoko and Kali’s mum and dad. Very entertaining written 🙂 Extra Pawkisses for the weekend 🙂 ❤ ❤
04/08/2016 at 12:26 pm
Aaww. Thanks my sweet friend. It was indeed a wonderful visit. There is still so much more to write about! XOXO – Bacon