Bradford Stigleman & Lindsey Hawkins

Bradford & Lindsey

November 17, 2012

Bradford Stigleman & Lindsey Hawkins

Bradford & Lindsey

November 17, 2012

Hi and thanks for visiting our webpage!
First of all we'd like to say that having you at our wedding is the greatest gift we could ask for. The time, effort and expense of traveling to be with us is something we deeply appreciate, and we are thrilled that you will be able to celebrate with us.

For those of us who don't know the whole story, Lindsey and I grew up four doors apart from each other. Our families are best friends sharing a traditional Christmas Eve dinner together for the last 15 years. Two Christmases ago at one of those dinners timing and circumstances finally aligned for Lindsey and I, and a unique friendship was born. Separated by 3 states and over 800 miles our only contact was by telephone. Our weekly phone calls became daily as our friendship grew into love. Over half a year later when we finally met again we knew for certain we were meant for each other. I think I speak for both of us when I say I'm truly marrying my best friend and my true love!

We are blessed to have most of the "essential" home items a newlywed couple needs. We started a traditional registry and as we talked we realized we both felt odd about replacing things that we already have and like. We hope you find this registry as a way to help us make our perfect honeymoon come true! While Lindsey and I have had the opportunity to take several exciting trips together, this will be our first real adventure as Husband and Wife. It is because of the lifetime of memories we will gain from this trip that we decided on a honeymoon registry. We greatly appreciate and will fondly remember these gifts for years to come. After all, the memories of this honeymoon will last much longer than a set of wine glasses... especially with my butter fingers!!!

We'll do our best to document our experiences via photo and include it in a much deserved "thank you" note.

Thanks again and we can't wait to see you at our wedding (or sooner)!

Love,

Brad and Lindsey

We're going to Patagonia!

Patagonia?
Where's that?
How did you guys decide to go there?
Don’t they make clothes?
These are the common reactions when we tell people where we are planning to spend our honeymoon. True, Patagonia isn't a traditional honeymoon destination like the Caribbean or Hawaii. It isn’t even on the radar with exotic locations like Bora Bora, Tahiti, or Bali. But as you know, or will learn, Lindsey and I aren’t people that subscribe to traditional schools of thought.
Initially I wanted to surprise Lindsey with a honeymoon vacation and spent hours researching dozens of destinations but nothing jumped out at me. Frustrated at my lack of progress on making a decision, I asked Lindsey if she had any thoughts, somewhere in our conversation Lindsey mentioned Patagonia and we realized it was a place both of us had always wanted to go. Lindsey had read a National Geographic article about the amazing landscape and topography unique to the region. A place where glaciers are literally uprooting trees as they advance and towering granite spires stretch toward the sky. I too had read about Patagonia and the epic fly fishing the region has to offer.
I researched Patagonia and was almost overwhelmed by what a huge and diverse region it is. Luckily I was referred to a company called Bio Bio Expeditions who offered exactly what we were looking for… An Adventure! Bio Bio, is an amazing outfitter who has been featured in magazines like National Geographic. Their mission is to connect people with the environment and integrate them with the local customs and culture. They organize trips in the US, Canada, South and Central America and Asia. They didn’t offer exactly what we were looking for but 24 hours after contacting them the owner of the company called me back and customized a trip for us that will include hiking, rafting, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, great food, a sampling of the local culture and much, much more!
Our plan is to spend a few days hiking through several of Argentina’s National Parks including a visit to some of the largest glaciers in the world. From there we will venture to Chili where we will make camp on the banks of the Futaleufu, pronounced “Foo-tah-lay-oh-foo”. Camp provides a number of possibilities and each day offers a new and exciting challenge… or the option to relax with a peaceful yoga session, a couples massage, a soak in the wood fired hot tub and possibly a candle light wine tasting to top it off!
We can’t tell you how excited we are to embark on this amazing adventure! We’ve included some of the activities and experiences we’ll be enjoying. Thank you so much for helping us make this dream come true. It is a once in a life time experience and we look forward to making the most of it!
Be sure the check out the video!
BIO BIO EXPEDITIONS FUTALEUFU CAMP

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Salsa Dancing - We'll get into the mood with some traditional dance... cha, cha, cha!
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Riverside Yoga Classes - Isn't this what yoga is supposed to be. Mind, body, and spirit in harmony with your surroundings!
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Boat Ride on Lake Pehoe - A charming boat tour of this beautiful lake deep in the heart of Patagonia.
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Horse Back Ride and Picnic along the Rio Azul - We let our hoofed friends do some of the work as we admire the views surrounding this pristine glacier fed river.
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Couples Massage - Neither one of us has had a professional massage so we figured it was an experience we should share together! And after a day of hiking, biking or paddling we are sure to need one!
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Mountain Biking Excursion - Our lower body gets a work out as we shift in to low gear... I hope it's all down hill!
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Guided Hike Around Lake Nahuel Huapi - Located in the Lake Region of Patagonia this deep water lake has frequent sighting of Nahuelito, the Loch Ness Monster's distant cousin. We won't be looking for Nahuelito per-say... but we'll be on the look out!
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Kayaking Lessons - Before we head down the rapids in our own boat we should probably learn how to steer! Mom and Dad if you want us to come back you might want to invest in this!
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White Water Rafting on the Futaleufu River - We have several days of rafting planned on one of the best rivers in the world. With class 4 and 5 rapids with names like the "Royal Flush" and the "Terminator" it's sure to be a blast!
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Guided Hike along Los Cuernos Pass - A scenic hike through one of Argentina's many National Parks. This hike provides stunning vistas and an in-depth look at Patagonia's unique geography and geology.
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Torres Del Paine Guided Hike - Possibly one of the most awe inspiring sights in the entire world. We hike to the top of the moraine at the base of Torres Del Paine where three towering granite spires stretch toward the sky.
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Fly Fishing Excursion on the Futaleufu River - This will probably be the first time Brad has the opportunity to introduce Lindsey to his passion... fly fishing! Could there be a better place to make the introduction?
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Guided Hike along Lake Pehoe - More beautiful views as we stretch our legs and take in the wonder of it all.
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Kayaking on the Rio Espolon - We take matters into our own hands as we navigate our own vessels through class 2 and 3 white water.
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Authentic Argentinian Tango Show - A night of romance and passion!
$11500
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A full day hike to the base of Mount Fitzroy, one of the most impressive mountains in the Andes.
$13000
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A full day tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier - One of 3 glaciers in Patagonia that is still advancing. Also the world's 3rd largest supply of fresh water.
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Futaleufü Base Camp - Tent Bungalow - Who spends their honeymoon in a tent? We must be crazy... but it sounded better than sleeping outside!
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One night at Senderos Lodge - A beautiful and charming hotel in the quaint town of El Chalten.
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One nigh att Villa Huinid Resort and Spa - Bariloche- Our last night of pampering before we head to base camp.
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One night at the Kau Yatun Hotel - A beautiful old hotel in the charming town of El Calafate.
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Hotel Sofitel - Buenos Aires - One Night- We are spending our first night in luxury!
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Gourmet Breakfast for Two - They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day... especially when the next 10 hours will be spent hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting and climbing!
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Happy Hour - Ahhhhh.... We look forward to reflecting on an amazing day with a few cocktails. Here is a toast to you!
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Chocolate Tasting - Bariloche is famous for its chocolate and Brad is legendary for his ability to consume it. It’s the proverbial unstoppable force meets the immovable object! This should be fun!
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Gourmet Dinner for Two - One of our favorite parts about traveling is sampling the local cuisine.
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Floating Happy Hour - As if Happy Hour isn't good enough, we'll enjoy a few adult bevies as we float down the gorgeous Futaleufu River!
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Gourmet Wine Tasting - Chile and Argentina produce world class wines and we can't wait to sample them!
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Wine and Cheese Picnic - A much needed break from our rigorous outdoor activities!
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Traditional Chilean Asado Feast - Our last night we plan to attend a traditional Chilean cookout of roast lamb with all the fixins! It sounds like the perfect way to cap off our trip.
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Argentinian Steak Dinner at Parrilla La Cabrera - One of the best steak houses in Buenos Aires!
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100 Air Miles - This is the gift that makes the rest of them possible! And remember, "Getting there is half the fun!"
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