Erin Scanlon & James Conley

Erin & James

May 31, 2013

Erin Scanlon & James Conley

Erin & James

May 31, 2013

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit our Honeymoon Registry! As you all know, we have been together for a while (a long while), so we were struggling to come up with things to put on a traditional wedding registry (you can only have so many toasters, right?). We thought it would be fun to do something different and have our friends and family contribute to what will be the most memorable trip of our lives - our honeymoon. We have always wanted to explore the California coast and we are both road trip lovers so the choice for where to go was easy. The fun now is in the planning - checking out all of the cool things to do and see as we travel up the gorgeous coast, and deciding which we want to put on our must see/do list. We've come up with what we think is a pretty awesome trip, and we're so excited that our friends and family get to help us make it a reality! Be on the look out for postcards from the road :-)

xoxo
the soon to be newlyweds

We're going to California Coast - San Diego to San Francisco!

It took us a few revisions to nail it down, but here's the basic timeline...

June 3: Fly into LAX. Drive to San Diego for a three night stay in the Gaslamp District. Spend a day at the beach and another at Sea World before driving back up to LA.

June 6: Get to LA for a stay near Universal Studios where we can enjoy the rides and the CityWalk, while also close by to some of the famous Hollywood sites like the Walk of Fame and the Chinese theater.

June 7: hit the road for a scenic coastal drive from LA to Morro Bay; spend 2 nights in Morro Bay. While there we'll relax for a few days - maybe check out the Elephant Seals, rent bikes, visit the spa, whatever we are in the mood for! There are also some great little known wineries in this area - maybe we'll find time for a tour and tasting!

June 9: hit the road again for a drive up the coast to Big Sur. Big Sur isn't even technically a town, and it shouldn't be - that doesn't do this place justice. After stopping at Hearst Castle on the way, we're looking forward to two days among nature exploring the Redwoods, gorgeous waterfalls, secluded beaches...this is the life.

June 11: After two peaceful days in Big Sur, it's time to hit the road again. We'll take our time driving to San Francisco, stopping in a few scenic towns along the way - Carmel, Monterey, Santa Cruz - whatever! We'll settle in for the night in the City By the Bay - San Francisco. This city has always been high on both of our must see lists - there is just a charming draw to it. We're looking forward to taking two full days to explore things like Alcatraz, riding bikes across the Golden Gate Bridge, and finding a great dinner spot at the Fisherman's Wharf.

June 14: Time for wine! We'll head up to Napa Valley and Sonoma for a few days among the grapes. We're a bit overwhelmed by all of the choices for things to do and see in this area, so if you have any recommendations from your own travels, feel free to send them our way! We'll send you a postcard if we go! One thing we are sure to do while we are here is go on the Napa Valley Wine Train - an antique, functioning train that serves dinner while taking you on a journey through Napa Valley, ending at a vineyard for tastings and tours.

June 16: Back to San Francisco for a final night before we fly home to reality.

Our Registry

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Flying to a road trip...yes, we're doing that. Help us get to the start of our journey - fly us to Cali!
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2/7
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Help us turn our road trip dream into a reality! Your gift will go towards our 14 day car rental to help us travel the Pacific Coast Highway from San Diego to San Francisco and beyond.
$7500
13/17
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Welcome to California! Help us enjoy our first meal on the west coast enjoying gorgeous views of the Pacific from The Rooftop Lounge in Laguna Beach.
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We're going to be in San Diego for three days and are looking forward to being spontaneous with our meals - want to help? Your gift will contribute to lunches and dinners all over the city!
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Balboa Park in San Diego is hardly just a park - it has tons of museums, rose gardens, and even the San Diego Zoo! We'd love to spend the day hopping from place to place - your gift will contribute to a Passport to Balboa Park for each of us!
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Whales and Sharks and Polar Bears oh my! Your gift will go towards 2 tickets to Sea World in San Diego.
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We're both theme park lovers, so a California road trip wouldn't be complete without a trip to Universal Studios! Help us enjoy it in style by contributing to two Front of Line passes!
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When we finally tear ourselves away from the roller coasters, we'll be hungry! Help us enjoy dinner for two at the Universal City Walk.
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We want to stay as close to Universal Studios as as possible so that we can ride the coasters well into the night and walk home sleepy and happy! Your gift will contribute to one night at the Hilton Universal City in Los Angeles.
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After a few busy days, we're going to take some time to relax at The Inn at Morro Bay. Your gift will contribute to a two night stay at this quaint bay front Inn.
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It doesn't get much better than great food with a great view (and great company, of course). The Galley is the best seafood restaurant in Morro Bay, and we can't wait to try it out! Your gift would contribute to dinner for two!
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Morro Bay is a relaxation stop - complete with couples aromatherapy massages. Your gift will contribute to a 55 minute aromatherapy massage for the newlyweds.
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Your gift will contribute to two tickets to the Grand Rooms Museum tour at the famous Hearst Castle in scenic San Simeon, CA. We've heard so many great things from friends about this place and can't wait to stop here!
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As we travel up the coast, we'll stop at the unique and cozy Deetjen's Big Sur Inn for a two night stay amongst the redwoods. Your gift will contribute to two nights in their Castro Cabin. And the hotel cat has his own blog. Awesome.
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Once we get to the hotel in Big Sur, we have a feeling we're going to want to settle in for the evening. Fortunately, there is a restaurant on site. And since nobody's driving, the wine will be flowing. Your gift will contribute to dinner and drinks!
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We are really looking forward to Big Sur - a few days to take in the natural beauty of this area. Your gift will contribute to a 3 hour guided tour, so we don't miss anything! And this guy is endorsed by National Geographic (impressed? we are).
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What a view! Your gift would contribute to brunch at Cafe Kevah overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Lucia Mountains in Big Sur.
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Fisherman's Wharf is supposed to be one of the best places in this country to get seafood. One of the most famous dishes of this area is Cioppino. Your gift will contribute to dinner for two at the famous Cioppinos.
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Maybe we're crazy, but we really want to go on the Alcatraz night tour! We imagine it to be a pretty creepy place, so being dark will make it even creepier! Help us get scared by contributing to two tickets on a night tour of Alcatraz
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Ahh Napa - the perfect way to bring our trip to a close. We can't wait to spend time here, and what better way to stay than overlooking a vineyard. Your gift will contribute to our stay at The Napa Valley Lodge overlooking Bella Vista Vineyard.
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Help us enjoy Napa Valley in a fun and unique way on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Your gift will contribute to dinner aboard an antique train while riding through Napa Valley to the Grgich Hills Vineyards.
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Jim is always talking about this place - and it will be a perfect pit stop along the road. Your gift will contribute to a deliciously unhealthy meal at a California classic - In-N-Out burger!
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Help us start each day right - contribute to our breakfast fund! Whether breakfast in bed, coffee and a bagel or a sit down meal, your gift will help get us started each morning!
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11/14
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Help fuel our drive! This is a road trip...road trips need gas. Help keep us moving!
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Help fuel us! We'll need snacks and caffeine along the way!
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Boss and Nate will throw crazy parties if we leave them home alone. Help us send them off to camp for two weeks!
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