I recently took a family road trip down to Walt Disney World. At first I was going to write about some of our travel adventures while on that long journey, but then I discovered that the most interesting things all happened to us in Georgia. Who woulda thunk?
#1: So you want to open up a barbeque joint, you’re really vain and you can’t think of a name for your restaurant. No problem. The guy who owns this place figured it all out.
#2: In rural Georgia, signs on gas station bulletin boards are very intriguing.
Sign One: “K&S Cow Catching – We will catch, haul and work cows.”
What does “work” cows mean? You give them an orange vest and a shovel and put them in a ditch? What? What does this mean?!
#3: Apparently every traveling family headed to Disney World stops just south of Atlanta, because there were no rooms to be found. I must have called a good twenty places, and that was not counting the places where we stopped. I asked a hotel clerk if something special was going on in the area. She said, “No, it’s like this every weekend.” After no luck with Northern Florida either, we said screw it and just kept driving to our hotel at Disney World. Note for next time: Book that hotel in Valdosta, Georgia, ahead of time. Or just fly.
#4: “The World of Coca-Cola” attraction in downtown Atlanta really sucks, especially after going to someplace as awesome as Disney World. However, the reason I hated it was because it’s rather cult-like. Plus they tried to associate Coca-Cola with fitness, which told me something just isn’t jibing here. The whole spectacle was a cross between Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and The Duff Beer Tour: totally non-apologetic in its commercialism…plus a super creepy mascot.