Kristine and Geoff
Hello friends and family! Welcome to our honeymoon registry. We've heard from some of you wondering when this site was finally going to come along, and we're sorry for the delay. We look forward to seeing many of you down here in Austin for the big event, and your presence -- or in lieu of that, your well wishes -- is gift enough, but we do realize that many of you may wish to give us a wedding gift to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime occasion. Since we already have most of the traditional wedding gift items, we have decided to offer our guests a gift alternative - our honeymoon registry. This will allow you to help us create an epic trip that we will never forget. Our honeymoon, which will be a trip to San Francisco and Portland (with a road trip from the former to the latter in the middle), will take place about four months after the wedding. This is strategic. At the end of July/beginning of August, the temperature in Austin will be ~105F. In Northern California and Oregon, we're thinking, it'll be considerably cooler and a nice break from the sweat. This website helps us organize our dream honeymoon trip into individual pieces (i.e. dinners, museums, beer samplers, even a baseball game). It also gives the people who want to contribute to that trip the option of paying online by credit card or to pay by cash or check either by mail or at the wedding. If you choose to pay by mail or at the wedding, please still click through the options on the website. It will give you an option to print out a sheet with the items you chose from the registry to send along with your payment (we'll still be notified if you don't print it out, so don't worry), and it will also show other people who look at the site that the gifts you selected are no longer available. We've broken the individual items into smaller pieces. Sometimes it's divided by two, indicating the cost for each of us for a particular item (or individual nights in a hotel, days of a car rental, etc.), and sometimes it's broken down a little more arbitrarily, just to make it into smaller chunks. This way, if you want to buy us dinner, you can just choose all the pieces of an individual dinner, or if you want to scatter the love around with a little piece of a few different things, that's OK too.San Francisco, California Portland, Oregon Phoenix, Arizona Berkeley, California Oakland, California
Help us kick off our journey by flying us from here to the Pacific Ocean (or not quite to the Pacific Ocean - just to San Francisco International Airport)!
We're going to walk the soles right off of our shoes in ol' Frisco (that's what people call it, right?), so we'll need a comfortable place to lay our heads. We'll be doing more research and decidin...
Kristine loves her art, and besides, it's about time Geoff absorbed a little culture.
One of our favorite things in Boston was going out for dumplings (as well as multiple unidentifiable things) in Chinatown. We can't wait to eat not-sure-what-that-is in San Francisco!
We might go to one of these themed "NightLife" events on the Thursday night of our honeymoon, or we might just go during the day and let our minds gorge on all the knowledge to be had.
Three top-flight sushi joints are currently deadlocked in a battle for our hearts and minds: Koo and Sebo in San Francisco proper, which came to us through internet research and Anthony Bourdain, a...
This place is bringing back the super old-timey California Common Ales and Steam Beers. Beer Nerd Geoff is listening.
Gazing into each other's eyes. Continuing to fill our skulls with seafood. This time in a spicy broth. BOOM.
We'll be like real San Franciscites, nibbling our pastries and sipping our coffee as we ogle berries and persimmons.
We can't imagine a San Francisco trip without taking the BART for a jaunt out to Berkeley. The price for this'n will get us into the exhibits or a film. Game time decision on that one.
"Showdair." "Chowdah!" "Showdair." "Chowdah!"
This place has a bottle list like we've rarely seen. We'd like to obtain a few bottles of funky Belgian (and/or American in a Belgian or otherwise funky style) beer to put away for a year and enjoy...
Even though Geoff's original drive to stop in Santa Rosa had to do with the greatest brewery on this vast blue-green globe being there, it would probably be a mistake not to rent some bicycles to r...
RRBC makes the tastiest hoppy beers and sour beers in all the land. We plan on enjoying a few pints, maybe a pizza and a salad (let's face it, we probably haven't been eating enough greenery at thi...
In addition to our lovely snacks and pints we'd also like to procure a few bottles of this truly exceptional beer to bring with us on our delightful camping excursions.
We'll be camping among the redwoods and the ferns. We've found some excellent potential campsites including one on the beach. We'll be hiking, staring up at tall trees. If we find a place we really...
Between moving in together, moving from Fort Collins to Boston, moving from one place in Boston to another, and moving from Boston to Austin, we went from having sleeping bags to not having sleepin...
Probably keep it simple for this part of the trip. Wieners on a stick and s'mores? Yes please.
This place seems amazing. The building is super old and allegedly also super haunted. It's also about a block from a light rail stop for easy commuting!
We'll be jettisoning the rental car when we arrive in Portland, and in addition to walking and walking and walking, we'll be taking the light rail (it's called MAX in Portland) all over. A day pass...
This place makes just off-the-wall sour beers (other beers, too, but I ask you: why bother?). We'll be going there for some samplers and maybe a snack.
This place was (and is) a serious pioneer in the craft beer movement. Among other things, one of the first American craft breweries to experiment with barrel aging. Offering such ales as Ruth, Adam...
So we saw this truck on SeriousEats. We're gonna have to track it down and get spun right round by their smoked steelhead omelette. Two times.
Thought we might replenish ourselves with some cheese or a sandwich here during a long day or walking and exploring Portland.
This is in Forrest Park, way up in the hills. The views are supposed to be amazing, assuming it's not rainy and foggy.
Very small, even garage-like. They make their own British ales which seem to be well-regarded. This place is dog-friendly, so a happy hour there might provide a much-needed pooch fix at this point ...
We'd like two of our Portland dinners to be mystery dinners. Again, we'll be hitting up bartenders and the like for our recommendations.
Apprently, this place specializes in turkey dinners, but we're interested in trying one of these flaming Spanish Coffees.
Shanghai-ing was an illegal maritime practice by which able-bodied men who frequented the saloons and such on the waterfront in Portland were captured and sold into slavery in Asia. One of the comm...