Ok, now that I have spent some time reading all the posted messages, I have a new dilema. While I have definitely decided to go (How could I resist with all the glowing reports!), I now do not know how long I should stay. I initially was thinking about four or five days, but now I am thinking too short a time to really enjoy everything? Maybe two weeks? Or would this be too much for a first trip? I read the replies on good bets for lodging and appreciate the advice. Is there any area/hotel I should stay if I want to spend some of my days laying on the beach with a good book? I don't neccesarily need to swim right off the beach, but I do like to float around and cool off. Sea grass does not really bother me, as I spend August at the Cape and the water is full of it there. Has anyone any opinion on the Del Rio? By the way, I don't think I have been this excited about a trip in a long time! You guys really know how to make a place sound like paradise! Again, thanks to all who take the time to answer a newcomers questions.