Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Way Back When-sday

This picture is from our vacation to the Land of Oz, a theme park in the mountains of North Carolina. This is from October 1970. On the left is our friend David Isner, I'm in the middle and my brother Stephen is on the right. Russell would have still been too little to sit up. The Land of Oz was a hit when it opened in 1970, with over 400,000 people going to see the Yellow Brick Road and the trees with faces. In 1980, the park closed to everyday tourists but it has found a new life today.

Watching the Wizard of Oz
was a family tradition. We always knew what night it was coming on and we were allowed to stay up late to watch it. The flying monkeys would always freak me out.

Anyway, here's an interesting Wizard of Oz site.

And here's a little music semi-related to this post:

free music


Traci Lyn said...

Wow! I can't believe I've never heard of that before! I wonder if my mom knew about that?!?! She was such a huge fan!

Oyster Girl said...

Man...I wish I could have gone there. It is my favorite movie.

I have a collection of dolls that came with two playsets (The Emerald City/Witch's Castle & Dorothy's House/Munchkin Town).

Wendy said...

I wish that was still open I would drag Autumn there every year!! I never get tired of that reminds me to just close my eyes and tap my heels together three times and all will be better :)

Kim and Victoria said...

I agree, who didn't love The Wizard of Oz??? Would have loved to been to that theme park.