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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Oh my friends. I do hope you have been enjoying my 31 Days of Spook with me this year. I have had so much fun sharing with you so many spooky things – things that go bump in the night – things that create shadows in the dark – things that maybe make you do a double take. Today, I have another story submission. This one is from my great friend Fozzie in Australia. Do you know Fozzie? If not, you need to go visit her now and check her out. She’s got some great stories and photographs from Australia that will absolutely blow you away. Check her out and tell her this little oinker sent you 🙂 And thanks Fozzie for a great story my friend ❤
“When I came home from hospital with Rhiannon..(some 29 years ago), we lived in a small two bedroom flat. Bradley, our eldest, was in his own room and Rhiannon slept in a cot in our room. She must have been about a month old when this happened.
We had in our room an old white wicker chair, you know the type that belongs on a porch under the shade of a wisteria. This chair was my grandmas (she was still alive at the time of this incident). Now the story went my grandma and her sister had some to and fro’s over who got to have this chair..and as it happened my grandma got it.. her sister is now deceased. I always loved it and my grandma was happy to give it to me. And so it sat in the corner of our bedroom..
One night I was woken with the fright of my life. As I lay on my side asleep, I felt a hand grab my shoulder! I sat bolt upright frozen. Phil was fast asleep. Rhiannon fast asleep. Me wide awake and terrified!
I woke Phil and made him get up to check the flat all over…nothing. I went back to bed..but not to sleep. This happened again for the next three nights. I was terrified so badly that I went to my doctor.
I told him I was sure I was losing my mind,such a violent grab and yet nothing! My doctor, such a cool young guy he was, simply said to me, ““There’s a lot more to life than what we think. You aren’t nuts, just experiencing something you are not tuned to.”
Eventually, I relaxed a bit more and the grabbing stopped…after I politely asked it to stop as I was needing sleep…since then I have lots of special things happen. Life indeed is a weird and mysterious journey.”
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