I was trying to see if there were any current postings regarding lava flow sighting, and to see if its worth it to spend a day and a half driving the south route to Volcano, spend the nite, then on to Hilo and go north back to Kohala coast. Or just skip Hilo this time and just do the volcano and come back. Some details: Staying at Mauna Lani. Our arrival is at night, so we lose a day really. Then leaving at 10:30pm so we'll be "stuck" without a hotel the last night till then...I was almost thinking of driving down to Volcano the last day we are there, then straight back up to the airport the same day, but then we'll have a car full of luggage.