Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thanksgiving (Atlanta) Part 3
The Big Peach in Gaston.
Joshua and Jack next to the bronze of the inventor of Coca-Cola, Dr. John S. Pemberton.
After visiting the Aquarium, we went to the Coca-Cola Museum right across the park. They had us wait about ten minutes so they could get a good crowd (of about 60 or so) and then let us in to a room that had a bunch of memorabilia. There was the Coca-Cola sign that hung on top of the headquarters for 50 years, an original ad, and some of there old campaigns, including their latest. The host gave us a good amount of trivia about the company, but it was definitely a marketing-based exercise
An Original Norman Rockwell.
Jack, Jacob and Joshua at the Cocoa-Cola Museum in Atlanta.
Old Coke Machines.
After going through a room where they had a few dozen samples that you could try of coke products from around the world, you could get your own bottle of coke (hand-picked). After that, you were given the opportunity to purchase stuff from the gift shop.
Jack grabbing his Coke (and a smile).
Some of the artwork (Pop Art) that is on display in the art wing of the museum. Pretty impressive collection.