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Travels in the South

13 Apr

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, World of Coca-Cola Part II.

 Today we finish up our tour of the World of Coca-Cola here in Atlanta, Georgia.  Last week, I left you with us visiting the awesome polar bear in residence.  He was such a hoot and so friendly!  We all had a blast playing with him – and I think he took a great liking to Jean.  I also think with enough soft whispers in his little polar bear ear, Jean might have been able to take him back home with her.  Then again, that would be a hard one to explain to Customs… you think?

After we finished with the polar bear, we went to explore a 4-D Theater.   The title of the film was The Search for the Secret Formula.  You got these really neat glasses to wear while watching the film.  Now remember we said 4-D. Thankfully, we went with Bill and Jean and got in the line of the non-moving section seats.  That was a most excellent move because let me tell you something, once you watch something in 4-D you will be astonished.  The seats moved and rocked like you wouldn’t believe to the
movie.  At one time, water was lightly sprayed on the audience.  And with the glasses on watching the movie, people were ducking and dodging the things coming from the film.  You can’t miss this movie – you have to watch it and experience the 4-D effects.  Way to go World of Coca-Cola for this awesome show.

After the film, we were thirsty.  The bottles of free coke they gave us at the beginning of the tour were starting to wear off.  And hey, this was the best of time.  Now we were going to the Taste It part of the tour – something my mom couldn’t wait to try.  They had freestyle drink machines set up all over this room with over 100 different Coca-Cola drinks from all over the world.  You could taste as many as you wanted from anywhere – Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America.  Some of the drinks were:

  • Beverly. Introduced in Italy in 1969, Beverly is a non-alcoholic aperitif that is typically consumed before meals. Because of its distinctive taste, it is one of our most popular, must-try drinks.  This was a high consensus in our group of no thank you.
  • Bibo Candy Pine-Nut. This African favorite is part of a fruit-flavored line of drinks. Bibo Pine-Nut tastes of pineapple and coconut.  This one wasn’t too bad.  Daddy really liked it.
  • Fanta Pineapple. This sparkling beverage from Greece imparts a sweet and juicy pineapple taste. The pineapple (commonly known to Grecians as “ananás”) is quite a treat for Europeans, often imported from tropical regions.  This one was mom’s favorite.
  • Guaraná Kuat. Introduced in Brazil in 1997, the beverage was named after an Amazonian Indian sun god. Guaraná Kuat (pronounced “Kwatch”) tastes of fruity guaraná berries, similar to ginger ale with a mild berry twist.  Um… no.

So you see this was just a few of the different flavors from around the world that you could try.  Some tasted fantastic while others were like how do they drink this?  Afterwards, on the way out of the tour going into the store, you got a souvenir glass bottle of coke.

Now, the Coca-Cola store.  Some peeps – cough cough – had way too much fun in the store.  Bill was trying to find a good hat to wear for those cold snowy days and nights in Canada.  What do you think about this one my friends?

Do you think it would keep him warm?

Of all the hats to choose, this one was his favorite.  I kind of dig the polar look and the nose on this hat though.  I think it brings character – a fun aspect if you will.

img_5758-1On the other paw, all of the kids in the neighborhood would be screaming for cover when they see daddy outside.  Look at the get up he went with – shaking my head.  These two.  What will we do with them?

So my friends, that concludes the tour of the World of Coca-Cola.  Did you have fun?  Did you learn anything (other than Jim and Bill are crazy?) that you didn’t know?

Stay tuned for next week to find out where these crazy peeps went to eat… and the GPS hang out that had everyone laughing.

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25 responses to “Travels in the South

  1. onespoiledcat

    April 13, 2016 at 3:07 am

    You four truly “did” Coca Cola country……….they say “the south shall rise again” but with the four of you roaming around down there, who knows?!?!?! HAHAHAHA Glad you had fun with your Canadian visitors……….

    Hugs, Sammy

     
    • Piglove

      April 13, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Oh cousin – you just don’t know. With these four lose on the streets of Atlanta – OMP – is all I have to say. What a snort of a great time and trouble they all got into! XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. easyweimaraner

    April 13, 2016 at 3:30 am

    I love the hat and it’s perfect for that cold winters in catnada… and together with that fluffy gloves your daddy tried it can be the pawfect sos-outfit for blizzards and snow storms… I only hope you will not meet hunters lol

     
    • Piglove

      April 13, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Oh I know brother. With those hats and gloves on, daddy and Bill will be out on the streets causing havoc everywhere they go. They were a hoot in the store trying on all of the hats. Mom should have video taped it all. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. Tails Around the Ranch

    April 13, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Coca-cola…the best vehicle with which to deliver vodka. 😉

     
    • Piglove

      April 13, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Snorts with piggy laughter. My mom says she loves you ❤️ XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. kandykid

    April 13, 2016 at 11:44 am

    It was a fun day! Bill

     
    • Piglove

      April 13, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      Yes indeed it was!! XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Skyler Braveheart

    April 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    It all sounds very cultural…..Atlanta is such a great city. Mama gets all hived up even when we are just driving through to go somewhere else. The buildings and lights remind her of home I guess. She misses the big city sometimes.

     
    • Piglove

      April 13, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      Aaww. Well the next time your mom rides through Atlanta, let us know for a meet up. It would be a blast! XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. databbiesotrouttowne

    April 13, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    bacon…thanx two yur mom & dad for sharin thiz add venture….we NOE everee one hada blast; de dadz R rockin ther hatz….& we troo lee dinna noe ther bee 100 diffrunt kinds oh coca cola drinkz !!! sa~wheat !! ♥♥♥

     
    • Piglove

      April 13, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Oh yes my friend. Some of the drinks were better than others mom said. It was definitely an adventure at Coca-Cola World. XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. The Canadian Cats

    April 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Hahaha…what a blast! The drinks on tap ranged from delish to the worst…..worst one tasted like medicine….why would anyone drink this, willingly? I wonder if Coke World breathed a deep sigh of relief after the 4 of us left. haha

    Canadian Cats mom

     
    • Piglove

      April 13, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Snorts. I’m sure they had a hoot watching all
      Of y’all shop in the store and act like children. I’m sure of it! XOXO – Bacon

       
      • The Canadian Cats

        April 13, 2016 at 4:04 pm

        Ya…..looking forward to next weeks edition. Hugs

         
  8. gentlestitches

    April 13, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    “a high consensus in our group of no thank you” HaHa! Nearly choked my morning coffee when reading that! I love Dad’s scarf and hat. There are patterns for this type of scarf and hats with ears everywhere in my little knitty world. I love them and am very pleased FUN is coming into fashion. I had no idea coke was different in other parts of the world. We have a vanilla diet coke but only now and again which is good because I am wayyy too fond of it. Do you have vanilla diet coke in America? and if you do, is it available all the time or just sometimes? Your friends make me turn pea green! My son calls it “I am jelly” as in jealous! I am SO JELLY! ❤

     
    • Piglove

      April 14, 2016 at 9:30 am

      I think these are hats are so hilarious and dad does it so well – evil snorts. And vanilla coke – mom says she has seen it in the stores here frequently – she has never tried it but has seen it. She will look again this weekend when she goes to the market. And I love the jelly expression – so cute just like you Auntie Sharon ❤ XOXO – Bacon

       
      • gentlestitches

        April 14, 2016 at 10:03 am

        oh I am pink now! If she picks up the vanilla diet coke….she might never want to put it down. It is VERY nice. ❤

         
      • Piglove

        April 14, 2016 at 11:44 am

        I will keep you posted on what mom thinks of it. Thanks for letting me know about it. XOXO – Bacon

         

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