Norris and Barbara Roope of Rural Hall, NC have a love for the Land of Oz that stands the test of time, 40 years to be exact. In 1976 Norris took Barbara to the Land of Oz theme park in Beech Mountain, NC for their very first date. He remembers getting his first kiss and how the magic of the Land of Oz eased any first date jitters.

The couple married a few years later and returned to the Land of Oz for their honeymoon. Now, the Roopes are back, celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary in OZ. As they tell My Home, NC’s Heather Burgiss, they still feel the magic.