After visiting The Broad and having lunch at downtown’s Grand Central Market we were on our way to the Fashion District for a little shopping. Along the way we passed the LA Coca Cola bottling plant and what did we spot but these decorative Big Coke bottles. Had to stop and grab an image.
LA Coca Cola Bottle
Spring Break this year found us traveling to Philadelphia to catch up with family as well as seeing 7 month old Nate. We thought about dropping down to DC to see the Cherry Blossoms but with the unseasonable cold weather they were delayed. We decided to visit Harper’s Ferry instead. We found a nice Bed and Breakfast and spent time visiting the National Historic Park. On the way home we went up to Hagerstown to grab this big coke bottle on the roof of a Coke distributorship. I have two other images from this trip, both located in the Big Objects section.
On our way to Gatlinburg, Tennessee for a little R&R, we passed through Pigeon Forge, it was a busy Monday afternoon and traffic was moving slowly. Eagle-eyed Deb spotted this first of many Big Things present in town. We made a quick U-turn and grabbed this Big Coke out in front of the Country Bottle Shop selling Coca Cola Collectibles. The bottle says “Return for Deposit,” I wonder what the deposit is for a bottle this size?
This is Woody the Root Beer Man in Oglesby, Illinois. Wow, a drive-in! I was holding my root beer float when Henry Moore – that’s M-double O-R-E, (he made a point of getting the spelling right) introduced himself. Makes you wonder how many times he delivered that line. At any rate he was delightful. He owned the restaurant for 50 years, purchased it after WWII, and then sold to his son. Now he is an employee. This was a man living his dream. Thanks Mr. M-double O-R-E. The float was good too.
Woody the Root Beer Man
We were off to an early start to capture some Big Things “Down the Shore” in Seaside Heights, NJ. We spotted this unique guy(?) holding a pepsi can. Of course we had to get this, but the attraction was not yet open. Not to be deterred the Chief Photographer talked our way in and we were able to get this image. A pretty good one-of-a kind.
Seaside Heights Pepsi
Spotted these cans in Southwest Missouri on the way to Springfield. Mike B, the intrepid scout, grabbed this shot on the return from our boondoggle, excuse me, store audit.
Pepsi to Go