I'm back from vacation, and let me tell you ... even if it's a shitty day at the beach, it's still A Day at the Beach!
St George Island was as beautiful (and uncrowded) as ever, even though the weather didn't cooperate. The surf was mostly in Yellow Flag conditions, so neither I, my wife or my daughter got in much at all. We did find that the St Joe Bay in Cape San Blas (at the state park there) was very calm and my daughter found that very appealing.
Anyhoo, I'll try to start back in earnest, trying madly to give you the commentary that you look for as a last resort!