Hey I know this has nothing to do with pinball, but I wanted to let anyone who is thinking about going there for a vacation, but was worried about the volcano and wasn't sure whether to go or not...I say GO!!
I stayed down in Captain Cook, which is south of Kona, in my vacation rental and had a killer time. Since the volcano has stopped flowing lava and there has been a couple of hurricanes blow by, it has blown all the bad air, or VOG as they call it, away from the island. The views were amazing and the sky was more clear than I have ever seen it.
We even went over to the other side of the island, Hilo, where is was supposed to be all flooded, at least that is what the fake news said, and everything was fine. You could not tell anything had happened. Even when up to the telescope on Mauna Kea 13700 ft elevation and checked that out too. Pretty cool.
So if you are thinking about going there, Go!! You'll have a great time I know we did.