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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sunday Fun

OK, so it was really last Sunday.  I've been taking it slow this week and posting a little bit at a time about our weekend jaunt.

That way you don't have to look at 60+ pictures in one post.
Is that even possible?
I dunno.

Anyway, it's more fun this way.
We can relive our fun.
I have a little more time to think about each post.
And it keeps Mom hanging...
Because I know she really wants to know about this part...

World of Coca-Cola!

So, here it is, Mom.  Enjoy!

We usually use Atlanta as "home base" for our yearly Auburn weekend.
(Hmmm....That makes it sound like we do it every year...This was really just our third time to do it.)

Anyway, I like to find something fun to do on Sunday morning before we head home.
You know, to prolong the mini vacation just a wee bit.
We've been to the aquarium.
Last year we went to American Girl.
This year I decided to try World of Coca-Cola.

It was definitely a great choice!  We both thoroughly enjoyed it.  I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a few hours while visiting the Atlanta area!

We arrived a little earlier than our designated ticket time, but the park right in front was a lovely place to spend some time.


John Pemberton, creator of Coca-Cola

Gloria took this one of me.

And then a kind passerby offered to take a picture of the two of us.
A picture of both of us???
That's rare!

Entering the "loft"--the entry into WOCC--full of artifacts from Coca-Cola's 100+ years

A possible Christmas card photo?
Love this of the two of us!

There was a display of life-sized Coke bottles from Fashion Week, 2010.
This one was Gloria's favorite.

And my favorite

These next bottles were so interesting to explore.
They were specially decorated for a tour of Coke's "happiness ambassadors" in 2010.
Every one of them was so unique.
And a certain someone was over-the-moon thrilled when she discovered one from Guatemala.
(It's right above her left shoulder--which would be on your right, right?)

A close up shot of the bottle from Guatemala

"Yes, I'll have a Coke, please!"

Bottle Works was the most fascinating part of the entire experience for Gloria.  We watched conveyor belts, robotic arms, computers, and other machinery working together to produce and bottle Coca-Cola.  It really was quite interesting to watch and learn about the process.

Ready to view the 4-D movie.
The movie was fun, and I loved the 3-D effects.
The moving seats...not so much.  Probably the only "dislike" of the day.

Who recognizes this red sofa?
It's from season four of American Idol.
Anxiously awaiting her results...


 At last it was on to "Taste It!"
Here,  you get to try Coke products from around the world.
The drinks are arranged by continent/region.
Gloria's favorite was one called "Manzana Rojo Lift" from Chile.

Some of the drinks were tasty.
Many were fruit-y.
Some were pretty yucky.
Gloria was much more adventurous than me when it came to trying different ones.


Looking back across the tasting area.
Overhead you can see finished bottles of Coca-Cola being carried to their final destination.

Not only could you try products from around the world...
There were many of the Coke flavors from right here at home.
I was perfectly happy to enjoy a nice cold sip of Coca-Cola Classic.
(Anyone remember "New Coke" from the '80s?  It's not there.  For good reason.  It only lasted 79 days!)
Gloria discovered vanilla Coke.
Pinkies up!
Really?  Even when drinking a soda?  
I thought it was "have a Coke and a smile!"

There were lots of smiles as we left World of Coca-Cola last Sunday afternoon.  And I have seen many smiles this week as Gloria has recalled many of the moments from last weekend.  It was a weekend full of memory making.

Sunday Snapshot

2 comments:

No Greater Love said...

That sounds like so much fun. Don't you love it when outings meet your expectations or even exceed them. :)

And I totally agree, the picture with the bear is a winner for a Christmas card. It is really good!

Martha said...

That's a great photo for a Christmas card.