Friday, November 6, 2009

Inside The Hot Dog

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(It's official. We saw it. The sticker sez so)

Yesterday, Missy and I went back for seconds. We found out from a co-worker that the OSCAR MAYER WIENERMOBILE was to make an appearance at the ATHENS AREA HUMANE SOCIETY, as part of a fund-raising drive. How crazy is that? We were intrigued by the absurd juxtaposition of the two seemingly opposing notions...and, we wanted the chance to actually set foot inside of the Wienermobile. So we clocked out for lunch and headed out to nearby Watkinsville...

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In addition to seeing the inside of the Wienermobile, we learned a buncha cool facts...we learned that the first Wienermobile made it's debut in 1936...and we learned that the drivers of the Wienermobiles (there are currently six of them) are called HOTDOGGERS. They spend an entire year on the road, travelling in teams of two. About halfway through their tour, the Hotdoggers meet, shuffle Wienermobiles, and trade partners. They share stories of their adventures on the road on the HOTDOGGER BLOG...

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The inside of the Wienermobile was pretty cool. It's really spacious for just two people, with more than enough seats to go around. The floor had a squiggle of MUSTARD (of course) and the ceiling was a trompe l'oeil sky, complete with fluffy white clouds...

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As we exited the hot dog, we were each given a plastic TOY WHISTLE shaped like a Wienermobile - proof that we successfully completed the basic "Wienermobile experience"...cross THAT off our BUCKET LIST!

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2 comments:

Church of Craft Athens said...

Adopt a hot dog.

Minty said...

they didn't even make you sing a song! man, my wienermobile experience wasn't as great. they didn't give me a tour or a sticker and they didn't have that info board. then again it was 1 year ago, so maybe they improved things. i'm glad i got the hot dog whistle though!