Subject: family of 6 in florida
I agree with Lisa about staying in the Ft Lauderdale area Both Marriott and Embassy suites can be found in the following web site:

Depending on what you are looking for (beach or not) you can find something you like.

Crossing I-75 to go to Ft Myers is not too bad. We live in the Ft La di da area and cross it a 3-4 of times a year. Alligator alley or The Alley is about 75 miles straight across the Everglades. Two lanes each way. There is one rest stop. Toll is $1.50 per car.

Enjoy!!.....If off to start packing for our trip to Crete, Rhodes, Santorini, Pyramids in Giza, Luxor, Istanbul and Kusadasi. Cant wait to go...

But, we'll be back at the end of the month and we'll tell you all about it....Happy trails to all!

Marta &George Sunrise FL