Hawai'i is home for me, having lived in Honolulu for many years. I've been in temporary exile on The Continent for a while, while my kids were going through public school in Woodinville. Now that they're both at UW, it was time to explore opportunities to come home. Fortunately for me, it means i'm coming back to Kona. (The wife was pulling more for Hilo, but she'll be ok with Kona.)
Been over Saddle Road a few times, sounds like they've done alot with it! We also have a very good friend over in Mountain View - - go to Hilo Coffee Mill if you get a chance!
Looking forward to doing some exploring. Nothing extreme, I'm still an off-pavement noob, and figured the TW might be a better choice there, Mauna Kea probably not so much (Is it even doable?). Went to Kiser's last weekend for a look-see. Will plan to put a deposit down on something this week.
Thanks for the input. I hope to meet a few of you soon.
Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono