TB, go ahead and move me into the definite column. The only thing I'm on the fence about is whether or not I'm going to try and hit Disneyworld before or after the meet. I'm cool for staying anywhere, but like the idea of staying on the beach.
I'm still in the pretty certain category but I haven't booked anything yet. BTW, FWIW, I'm not a beach person. I like to look at oceans but going to swim in them or lie on the beach is of NO interest to me. A pool I can go for. Salt water is icky unless I am wearing scuba gear. Everything else sounds pretty interesting. Although, the Coconut Grove things freaks me out a bit since I read the book about the fire at the CG in Boston during WW2.
The problem I'm running into is that my condo is aboutg 900 sq feet. So while I'm thrilled that so many people want to come, and want you all to come, if you do all come, I need to figure out somewhere else to have it (example: A club on South Beach, a restaurant somewhere in town, Eddyj's house, etc).
Just a suggestion but what about renting a hotel suite or a beach house or something?
I've never personally done this before but it sounds like it might be a viable option.
Maybe you'd want to consider a fly/drive trip. Fly to Orlando and drive to Miami. At any rate you welcome to stay here overnight if the need arises. Turns out that week is Fall break and it shouldn't be difficult for me to take a couple of vacation days as long as I know in advance.
Although I appreciate the sentiment. I don't know if there is anything that can be done. The part that pisses me off the most is we are off work on that Monday anyway. My thing is Sat-Tues. So, it WAS the perfect weekend.