Wednesday, October 14, 2009

All coked up...

...ok not really.

My blog is about Coke...not that coke.

(Side note: My beautiful and wonderful and perfect Mama probably just fell out of her seat upon reading that blog title. I can hear her now: "Oh Lord, Wayne...I cannot believe she just wrote that"! Sorry Mama!)

Anyway, as I mentioned in my last blog, my old friend, Ron, is visiting Atlanta this week. He's from California, where I originally met him, and now lives in Texas. So he came in a couple days early so that we could get together and catch up on what's been going on in our lives.

Since he's never really seen Atlanta, but didn't have a lot of time to spare before he needed to get ready for the conference, he decided he wanted to see the World of Coca Cola. I figured, what the hell, I'd go with since I'd never been there and I AM FROM GEORGIA!

I mean, if YOU'RE FROM GEORGIA, you should've seen it by now! And since I was being so judgemental against my fellow Georgians who have not seen the place, I figured I'd better take myself off of that list.

Let me just tell you right now -- you have to see this place. I swear to God, you will literally act like a little child running loose in the candy store. I am not even kidding. Now Ron, being more reserved in public than I, remained calm. Although, I believe I detected a little bit of child-like excitement when he got to the Coke store. (Just sayin...).

Our visit was short but fun. Didn't do a whole lot, we were both tired. Him, from the flight. Me, from being up late the night before. So on Saturday, we hit a little sports bar for a bite to eat, then watched the FL/LSU game (?). I think that was the game. Then Sunday, before heading to the WofC, he got his Waffle House/grits fix because they don't have Waffle House's hear him. (Heehee! Gotta love Waffle House!)

So anyway, as promised, I brought back some presents, so I hope you enjoy them!

(World of Coca Cola - smack dab in the middle of downtown Atlanta - at the edge of Centennial Park. I'm very proud of this shot I got - kinda futuristic-like, don't ya think?)

(Some, of tons, of memorabilia.)

(The Coca Cola bear! He was giving hugs! Me loves him!)

(More memorabilia...)

(One of the many ad posters they had)

(Only PART of the wall of Olympic pins they've had over the years)

(Only PART of the wall that showed all the different products they make - world wide.)

(....if you're a Tony Stewart fan.)

(Their various Olympic torches - the one from the '96 Olympic Games held in Atlanta is the one in the lower left area of the picture.)

(A few of the Coke machines they've had over the years.)

(Ron in front of.... what else???)


There was just SO. MUCH. STUFF. If I posted all the pix, you'd be here all night and I just ain't gonna do that to ya!

It was just a lovely day with a great friend.

Sparkles 'n kisses!


  1. I didnt know this was in Ga. I'm going to have to check it out next time in that neck of the woods!!

  2. Oh Mike! It is SO cool! These pix don't even do it justice! It is fantastic-ly amazing! And the kids just adore it! You will totally feel like a little kid in that place. All the ooh-ing and ahh-ing is just priceless! It's great!


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