Welcome to the official
web site of the Long Sabbatical 2000! It represents the fulfillment
of a dream that's been a year in the making for both of us. We hope
that those who stop by for a visit leave with several things:
An understanding of who we are
and what made us decide to spend a year circumnavigating the globe
Some information on how we prepared
for the trip
The latest on where we are, what
we're doing, and who we're meeting
Some information that might help
you in planning your own adventures
A lasting image of the people
and places we've seen
A different view of the world
Starting in February of 2000, we'll
leave our home in Atlanta and head out for parts unknown (well, somewhat
unknown. We know basically where we're going, but plans are always
subject to change!). We hope to be awed by incredible natural beauty
and changed by the culture and history of places and people. We
want to get to know ourselves, each other, and friends along the way.
In an effort to keep those at home updated with news of our adventure,
we've enlisted the help of that ubiquitous tool that we don't know how
we ever lived without, the World Wide Web. We'll be updating the
site as we travel in Journal 2000, so we invite
you to sit back, read along, and experience the world from our perspective.
- Christie and Wiley Long
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