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!
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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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Welcome my friends to my second installment of Journey to Israel. This is a trip that my Aunt made over the Christmas holidays. If you missed the first part of getting to Israel, check it out here. Part of the adventure was getting there. Today, I bring you some pictures of Israel and the journey my Aunt took.
For some reason when I pictured where we would be staying while we were in Israel, I never thought modern or updated – LOL. Go figure huh? Well, I was happily impressed with our lodging. This is the building with balconies that overlook the city. See the beautiful clouds – the temperature during our stay at Christmas time was around the 70’s – perfect weather for exploring the lands.
This is another picture overlooking where we stayed – you can see more of the city in it. You feel old country – you kind of settle into a different world from what you have been accustomed all of your life. Such an adventure that we couldn’t wait to go exploring in the city. And you hear nightmare stories of safety. Personally, we didn’t feel at all afraid of anywhere we went. The people were open and friendly – always there with suggestions of what to eat or what to see.
One of the first adventures we went on, it had been raining and we stumbled upon the glorious rainbow picture showing a bus coming down the street. What better way to say welcome to Israel? And as you can imagine, there are a lot of ‘touristy’ areas but there are also a lot of areas that showed how old the land really was, how mountainous and vast some areas are.
Here are some pictures of some food that we tried and a coke can – do you recognize anything?
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I think I’ve found a new career for myself. I absolutely love wrestling bro. I’ve got a move that I like to refer to as the Butt Kisser. I get my opponent down and sit on his face. Sometimes I get excited and well a little air is exchanged if you know what I mean. What do you think – I got a career or what? Signed Butt Kisser
Dear Butt Kisser,
You definitely got some moves pooch. I’m not even going to ask how many so-called friends you tried this move on in your neighborhood. What do you see some fellow canines walking down the street, chase after them, sit on their faces and expel gas? What is your street name there again? Running Gas Bomb? Bully the Butt? Come on – back off the moves. Unless you’re in the arena actually wrestling, I think I’m safe to say that your fellow canines don’t appreciate what you’re doing.
Oh man, I’m like so excited man. I love coke man. The more the merrier man. I don’t care where it comes from – I must have it little man. What am I to do? – Signed High on Coke Man
Dear High on Coke Man,
Back up from the straw little squirrel. Go ahead, no walk away. You are so hyper that given a hamster wheel you could make enough energy to put GE out of business. You don’t need the stimulants. You need a 12 step program. One day at a time. Admission is the first step. You can do it!
I love to cook! My passion is cooking! I don’t care about chasing the post man or milk man – I’d rather cook for them. My parents don’t know about this. Secretly at night, I go into the kitchen and act like Julia Child. It’s so much fun! Of course, I clean everything up before the master gets up. Should I come out of the closet? – Signed Chef on the Download
Dear Chef on the Download,
Dude, if you can cook – come out of the closet. Don’t walk – RUN! I’m sure your parents would enjoy being waiting on by their dog for a change. Just remember basics like washing your paws okay. Practice on and maybe you can get on Hell’s Kitchen next year!
I hate my job. You know those pesky people who call you from credit card companies trying to collect money? That’s me. (Hey, it happens! You know there’s a talking bear movie fixing to come out called Ted.) We do collections. Well, I hate calling people and trying to collect money. I may look all cute and everything but my voice is really deep like Samuel Jackson so they hired me for the job. But, I’m not like that. I want a new job. What should I do? – Signed Collector with a Big Voice
Dear Collector with a Big Voice,
Little dude, there is a special place for your work kind. Not talking specifically about you in general but your trade. Why don’t you find something that you like. I’m sure there are a lot of different phone positions for a breed of your disposition. Try some different telemarketing jobs until you find something you like.
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