Jared Lujan & Annette Jacks

Jared & Annette

October 6, 2012

Jared Lujan & Annette Jacks

Jared & Annette

October 6, 2012

Hello everyone!

First, we would like to say that your presence at our wedding is the best gift we could ask for. We are thrilled to celebrate this occasion with all our loved and dear!

As a couple, we are blessed to have everything we need to make our new home together comfortable (pots and pans aplenty!). Having said that, we decided to make all of you a part of what we are calling, "Our Trip Of A Lifetime!". We thought having our friends and family help us create an unforgettable honeymoon was a wonderful alternative to a traditional registry.

We have chosen the Czech Republic, Italy, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand for countries to travel to. We will be sending our Thank You cards after we return. Thank you so much for helping us create these new memories together, ones we will cherish always.

Our Registry

Czech Republic
Italy
Thailand
Australia
New Zealand
Our Detour: Austria
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The Detenice Chateau Resort: We will start our evening enjoying a three course dinner medieval style (eating with our hands!), enjoying a medieval show and spending the night in the castle (no ghosts please)! A lavish medieval breakfast to follow!
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Folklore Sing and Dance Tour: Watch and maybe participate in traditional Czech singing and dancing. Jared's friend Arnie is a performer and we are hoping to catch one of his shows! Maybe we can come home with some new dance moves!
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Cesky Raj: The Czech's "Bohemian Paradise"! Sandstone cliffs, deep canyons, lush forests, rare fauna and quaint towns are only part of this national cultural playground. This gift will get us into the heart of this geological wonder!
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St. Nicholas Church in Prague and U Fleko: We will take a tour of Prague's largest church and stop in Jared's favorite Czech bar for a pivo (beer).
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Ghost Walk of Prague: A tour of Prague at night! Old legends and mysteries are told as we tour down dark cobblestone streets and alleyways!
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Cycling Trebon, Czech Republic: A world famous cycling area and the aquaculture center of Europe; lakes and trails in abundance! We are eager to rent our bikes and head out for the day!
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Prague Castle Walking Tour: This is the largest medieval complex in Europe consisting of churches, palaces, viewing towers and St. Vitus Cathedral. What an experience!
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Kostnice " The Bone Chuch": This church is said to have the bones of over 40,000 people decorating it. A very unusual sight to see!
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Petrin Tower in Prague: Prague's "Little Eiffel Tower". Known for the best view of Prague from above. Jared agrees and Annette can't wait to see!
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Bell Tower of St. Mark: This famous tower stands overlooking St. Marks Plaza in Venice. For a small fee people can enjoy this bird's eye view of the plaza. A truly historical landmark!
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Statue of David: We can't miss this masterpiece while we are in Florence!
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The Uffizi Gallery in Florence: Enrich our cultural experience with this world renown museum. Priceless works of art, so much to see and so little time!
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The Colosseum of Rome: It wouldn't be a trip to Rome without visiting this ancient site. This has been on Annette's bucket list for a long time!
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Palatine Hill and Palatine Museum: Home to the emperors and aristocrats of ancient Rome and free with our colosseum tickets!
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Vatican City and Museums in Rome: This gift includes all museums in Vatican City, the famous Sistine Chapel counted among them! We will try and be very quiet when viewing this gorgeous ceiling!
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Proseco - Now it wouldn't be a honeymoon without splurging a bit! Your gift will contribute to a trip of rest, relaxation, adventure, fun and of course, a bottle of proseco in Florence!
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Cinque Terre, Italy Transport: These five towns off of the Italian Riviera are not to be missed! We are making a small detour before Rome to take in the Mediterranean climate and enjoy the culture of these old, Italian fishing villages.
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Cinque Terre Blue Trail Passes: This hike follows the coast line and takes you through all five scenic towns. One portion, the "Love Walk", is famous for it's romantic traditions. (ex: declaring your eternal love on a certain loveseat)
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Paddle Boat Rental in Cinque Terre: We will enjoy a leisurely trip up the Italian Riviera enjoying views of craggy cliffs, waterfalls and the Ligurian Sea. Also, our paddle boat comes with it's own slide! What a riot!
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Gardens, Parks and Markets of Florence - The city boasts numerous open-air markets and some terrific outdoor spaces like Boboli Gardens. Help us explore these spots, pick up some picnic supplies and other interesting finds along the way.
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Venetian Masks: A centuries old tradition in Venice. These masks are usually worn at the Carnival in Venice but many people purchase them for their beauty alone. Ourselves included!
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Ristorante Da Raffaele in Venice: Treat us to our first romantic dinner as a married couple at this family owned and operated restaurant serving traditional Italian cuisine. Buon appetito!
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Ristorante Da Raffaele in Venice: A romantic dinner isn't complete without a bottle of wine! Cheers to you!
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Villa San Pio in Rome: While we gravitate towards more thrifty and adventurous accommodations, we'd love to splurge and indulge ourselves with a night (or two) in this bed and breakfast that caters to honeymooners!
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Elephant Nature Park: Did you know that the Asian elephant is slotted to become extinct if steps are not taken to prevent it? We would like to volunteer a day of our time feeding and bathing these gentle giants. www.elephantnaturepark.org/
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Phang Nga Bay Sea Kayaking: We plan on sea kayaking for 4 days and island hopping through this beautiful bay in southern Thailand. First order of business is to get a kayak for each of these days!
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Couples Massage - Thailand is world famous for its massages. Annette's looking forward to not being the one doing the rubbing!
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An Evening of Thailand's Finest Nightlife - The country is renowned for its late night dining options and pulsating nightlife. Thanks to your gift, we'll be able to sample a little of both. Dance clubs here we come!
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Phang Nga Bay Map: All of you know we are pretty independent. So you won't be surprised to know we are not doing a guided kayak tour. However we are having someone chart out our course so we won't get lost at sea! So long as Jared can read the map!!!
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Bungalow on the Beach: Not every night can be spent camping under the stars. We think on Koh Yao Noi island, a quaint bungalow on a gorgeous beach is just the ticket!
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Phi Phi Islands: Our day to play tourist on islands that rank in the top ten most beautiful in the world! Lazing on the beach, strolling down streets and just taking in the views are on this day's agenda. Only by boat can we reach this paradise!
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Doi Inthanon National Park: The highest peak in Thailand, spectacular waterfalls, nature walks and traditional Thai Hill Tribes, this park has it all! We are taking 2 days to explore this park. Park fee, camping site fee and gear rental are included!
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Traditional Thai Dinner: This is the whole reason why we started looking at Thailand as a destination- their food is amazing!!!! Our favorite type of Asian cuisine!
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Thailand motorbike: We plan on touring rural areas of Northern Thailand and immersing ourselves in Thai culture. A leisurely ride from town to town should do the trick! Jared is excited about this day; this is right up his alley!
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Wat Pho with a guide: This is the temple of the famous Reclining Buddha. We would like to hire a local guide to tour with us and give us the history of the temple.
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Ayutthaya: This is the ancient capital of the old kingdom of Siam. It has some of the most spectacular ruins in all of Thailand!
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Chiang Mai Night Bazaar: We can't be tromping off to remote places all the time! We will have a few hours devoted to shopping for our loved and dear at this crazy bazaar! Food and drink will help fortify us before we try our novice haggling techniques!
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Sang Som: It wouldn't be a vacation without a couple of beverages! Sang Som is a Thailand rum usually served with coke and in a bucket! It is virtually unheard of outside of Thailand. A truly native drink!
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Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew: This is the amazing palace in Bangkok with the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
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Sabai Sabai: Otherwise known as a "Thai Welcome". This drink is made with the official drink of Thailand-mekhong whiskey. You know how we like our whiskey! What a nice start to our Thailand visit!
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Chiang Mai Zoo: On one of our leisurely days in Northern Thailand we thought we would stop off to see the first panda ever born in this country!
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Skybar in Bangkok: One of the highest open- air bars in the world sitting on the 63rd floor overlooking Bangkok. We will start our evening off with a tantalizing appetizer and a stunning view of the city!
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Zorbing in the Gold Coast: If you don't know about this crazy sport you should definitely look it up! Let's just say it involves water, a big rubber ball and a hill!
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Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef: One of the seven Natural Wonders of the World! A once in a lifetime experience with unforgettable scenes all around us!
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4WD The Outback in Australia: Apparantly there are some pretty exciting and gnarly 4wd tracks in the outback. We plan on "getting lost" and enjoy the Australian outback adventure style! Jared gets to put his NM desert driving to the test!
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary: Rated as one of the top ten zoos in the world! We get to pet and feed Kangaroos, see Tasmanian Devils, Wallabies, Koalas, and many more animals native to Australia!
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Surf Board Rentals: Catching a wave is something we just have to do in Surfers Paradise (the actual name of the coastal town in the gold coast of Australia)! The name alone implies great times on a board!
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Cuddle a Koala: Okay, Jared is not as psyched as Annette about this one, but with this gift we get to cuddle a koala!!! How adorable is that?!
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Q1 Tower in Surfer's Paradise: Stunning 360 degree views of the gold coast and a fabulous meal to go with them! A memorable lunch for sure!
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Camping on Moreton Island: 95 percent of this island is National Park and is home to the second largest sand dunes in the world. Fishing, camping, sand tobogganing, and 4-wheeling are just some of the activities we will partake in!
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Coastal Pacific Train: A scenic feast with rugged mountain ranges on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. We will travel through wine regions, the Cantebury Plains, braided rivers and 175 bridge crossings. Views that will take our breath away!
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Milford Sound: Happy New Years to all! We will be spending New Years Eve at Milford Sound Lodge. Treat us to a room after 9 days of backpacking and no showers! Happy New Years you dear, loved one! A room and shower never looked so good! Cheers!
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Milford Track: One of our trip's highlights!!! Annette has wanted to hike this all her life. It is considered by many, as the most beautiful hike in the world! This will be a cherished memory. We have 4 days devoted to this epic hike!
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Milford Track Day 1: This day includes our boat ride to the trailhead and our Clinton Hut Passes. We start by crossing a large swing bridge into attractive beech forest then walk along Clinton River to beautiful swimming holes and our first hut!
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Milford Track Day 2: This day includes the Mintaro Hut Passes. We gradually climb to the beautiful Lake Mintaro and on to the stunning views of MacKinnon Pass and the Pompolona ice field. Then on to many stream crossings and our 2nd hut!
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Milford Track Day 3: This day includes our Dumpling Hut Passes. We start our day hiking to MacKinnon Memorial and the highest peak of the track. Afterwards, we make our way down rocky, barren (but still gorgeous) terrain to our 3rd hut and waterfalls!
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Milford Track Day 4: This day includes our boat ride from Sandfly point into Milford Sound. Lush rainforest, tons of suspension bridges and shimmering waterfalls fill up this day!
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Whale Watching - On the South Island in Kaikoura, when a mighty sperm whale flaps its tail at us, we won't forget it in a hurry. We are spending a day and night in this lovely coastal town and are anxious to catch a glimpse of these mighty beasts!
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Milford Sound Boat Tour: Our last adventure before we make our way back home. We will tour the whole sound, kayak or swim while they cook us a 3 course meal and sleep aboard the boat that night. What a glorious end to an unbelievable trip!!!
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Routeburn Track: One of New Zealand's 9 Great Walks! Not as famous as Milford but supposed to be just as beautiful, and we plan on doing it too! This is a 3day/2night hike and we need four camp passes to make this happen!
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Christmas Dinner: Be our Santa! We are going to have to be really creative with this one, since we are backpacking X-Mas day! We still want it to be special. Our first X-Mas dinner as man and wife! Merry Christmas to you all!
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Abel Tasman National Park: Entrance into this park will give us access to sea kayaking, camping on golden beaches, marine reserves and stunning views!!!
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Sea kayaking Abel Tasman: This gift allows us to kayak all the bays in this National Park! There are so many beautiful bays to explore that are not accessable from the hiking trails! We want to see it all!!!
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Lamb Meal: Known fact about New Zealand: There are more sheep than people on the South Island. We would like to eat one.
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Dun Mountain Track: Jared on a three month trip and no mountain biking? Not a chance! Jared will lead the way on this beautiful trail and Annette will try and keep up!
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Te Anau Glowworm Caves: We will be transported by boat into this underwater cave system (at low tide) that is inhabited by New Zealand's glowworm. This is supposed to be a very unique experience with a type of ethereal beauty. We can't wait!
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Boat Shed Cafe: We can't spend time in New Zealand and not experience local seafood fare! This cafe sits overlooking Tasman Bay and the Pacific Ocean. What a view to have with a great meal!
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Tonga Island Marine Reserve: Nothing like sea kayaking through a bay with penguins, dolphins and seals coming right up to you! We are going to have a lot of fun with this experience!
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Golden Bay: We will pause and take a breath camping out, enjoying the sun and sand, and being swept away with breathtaking views in this famous bay.
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Coastal Pacific Train Upgrade: With this simple upgrade we are able to stay overnight in the beautiful coastal town of Kaikoura where whales and dolphins abound! Hopefully, we can get some pictures of one or both!
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Cleopatra's Pool: Part of our Abel Tasman experience. This rock formation pool comes equipped with it's own natural, moss-lined waterslide! Perfect after a day of hiking and kayaking!
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Spanish Riding School in Vienna: Home to the famous Lippizaners- Europe's oldest breed of horse. We get to witness one of their unique performances in the world's most famous riding hall in Vienna's Imperial Hofburg Palace!
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St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna: A stunning Romanasque/Gothic style cathedral in the heart of Vienna. Tours up to both towers and down into the catacombs (spooky) are a must do while in Vienna. The highest point (the South Tower) stands 445ft. tall!
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Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna: The third largest Natural History Museum in the world! We both enjoy this type of museum and can see ourselves exploring it's wonders all day long!
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Fishing Charter - Probably Annette's only opportunity to enjoy a good book while Jared fulfills his dream of fishing for the big one! :)
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Breakfast in Bed - What could be better? Mimosas required. It will be a great morning waking up and knowing breakfast is about to be served, in bed! How romantic!
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Special Brunch - We've arranged so many excursions, it is more than likely going to drain us! We'll need to power up with a delicious brunch and some Bloody Mary's!
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Spontaneous Adventure: We will be sure to come across something on this amazing honeymoon that was not planned and we simply HAVE to do! Obviously, we don't know what that is yet, but we will be sure to let you know! Thanks fellow adventurer!
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Honeymoon Gift Package: This is something a little extra in the many accommodations we will be staying at. Usually full of tasty morsels with a bottle of wine /champagne to accompany the food as well as fresh flowers for the room. A true indulgence!
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Biking in the Countryside - There are hundreds of attractions in these five countries we have chosen. Even though we prefer to be out hiking or walking to these amazing sights, sometimes renting a bike is easier!
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DIY Gift - Perhaps you've thought of an idea that we didn't? Create your own gift and we will try to make it happen. Who knows, we just might have a funny story for you!
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Weirdest Food on the Menu: We will have to eat the weirdest most exotic thing on the menu! We promise we will not veto this gift! Things could get interesting!
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Train Tickets - Transportation by train in an awesome cabin! We will enjoy the countryside flying by and maybe encounter some adventures at the stops. Sometimes the unexpected are the most memorable!
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Sushi,Sushi,Sushi: Both of us are huge sushi fans and will need our sushi fix sometime in these three months! Rumor has it that sushi in any of these countries is pretty wonderful. Thank you fellow sushi lover for this meal!!! One sake toast to you!
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Café Stops and People Watching - For moments when we just want to pause and take in the culture and people around us. We'll need a place to relish the experience of being together on our honeymoon in a foreign country.
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Tacky Souvenir: Neither of us are really souvenir collectors. We prefer photos and memories; but we promise to find and bring home the tackiest souvenir we can find, in your honor!
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Postcards: For all you fellow crafters out there! Annette plans to collect postcards throughout the trip and use them in a scrapbook she's going to create of the whole honeymoon!
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Guidebooks and Maps - Where are we? We'll need guidebooks and maps so we don't get lost.
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