The book started as a way to pass the time as she recovered from a broken ankle, but soon turned into a ten year project. She hadn’t planned on getting her book published, but when a publisher was in town (a friends, friend) and asked her about her book, she gave it to him as a spur of the moment decision to prove to her friends she had written a book. It is now in the top ten best-selling books ever, the second best selling in the south. It also was a very, very successful movie. One of the other interesting things I learned about the book is it was (mostly) written backwards. The very last chapter of the book was the first chapter Margret wrote, and the first chapter in the book is the last she wrote. It was neat to see Margret’s apartment and learn more about her after having read Gone with the Wind.
Then World of Coke!
This was especially important to my dad because he drinks about 5 cokes a day, so he enjoyed learning more about is favorite drink. The person who 'invented’ coke, made it in Atlanta. One of the biggest things people want to know about coke is, what is the secret recipe? There are a lot of myths about it, who knows it, what it really is, was it an accident, did it really start in Atlanta, etc.
Of course, they didn’t tell us the secret, but we did get to see where it is! The secret recipe has been lots of places, but it recently moved to the vault in World of Coke, which we got to see! One of the other coolest parts was the taste room. There were 60 different kinds of coke products from around the world.
Some were good, some were ok, and some were really horrible. But it was fun trying different drinks from all over the world. And when you leave, you get a free coke!
We also got our picture with the famous Coke polar bear! Outside of World of Coke there are some Christmas lights on the trees.
Red and White, for Coke, of course.
Merry Christmas from Alabama! We didn't do anything in Alabama (except stay in a hotel) but it's definitely a place we plan to come back and spend some time.
- Stephanie :)
Merry Christmas from Georgia!! We had a bit of a late start today… our car didn't start in the morning so we had to get that fixed as well as a couple other car problems. But once we got that fixed we were on our way to Atlanta! About a year ago we read Gone with the Wind. The author, Margret Mitchell, grew up and lived in Atlanta. We visited the apartment (now museum) where she wrote Gone with the Wind.