Leave tomorrow morning, but will be checking email and Chowhound. Here's our temporary food itinerary (which certainly may change if we start feeling like we're bleeding money in tourist-land). Comments and critiques very welcome:
Arrive about noon, rent crap, check-in.
Lunch: Sibu Cafe
Dinner: Royal Kona Luau
Cook's Monument, beaches, our anniversary
Dinner: Pahu i'a
Drive to see the Volcano and stay the night in Hilo
Lunch: Somewhere along the way to Volcano maybe
Dinner: Kilauea Lodge
Check out the Hilo farmer's market, maybe drive down to Puna, maybe falls
Lunch: Cafe 100 or Big Jake's if it's still there
Drive back to Kona via Waimea, golf Mauna Lani
Lunch: Merriman's, Thiebaut, Koa House, or Waimea Deli
Dinner: Canoe House
Kohala beaches, golf
Lunch: Maybe Roy's
Dinner: Maybe back in Waimea or Roy's
More beaches, maybe Honaunau Bay, maybe more golf
Lunch: Bubba Gumps
Dinner: Hale Moana or Samoa
I really do have a feeling we'll cut some of these for budget concerns. Plus, there are always stands and shacks with fresh looking wonderful stuff in Hawaii. I expect some lunch places to be taken up by those.
Another thing you could comment on is any snack/shack stops like shave ice, fruit stands, etc, that may be close to where we'll be on a day.
Any good places to check my email would be much appreciated. (I will be taking my laptop, too.)