Hi - I live in sunny but currently cold Tampa and am looking to take my family on a summer vacation to the national parks of the southwest US. I recently got back from Vegas and decided my kids (now 12 and 14) are of an age where they will appreciate the drastic difference between Florida and this part of the coutry. I am planningto be gone 12 days and would like to visit Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon. I would love some advise on what offpath particulars to visit and stay. I am also debating if a RV would be a good choice for part of the trip. I'm not too keen on tents as deathly afraid of snakes. Any recommendations on rafting tours, etc. Would love to not only visit this beautiful part of the world but would like to get to know some great places and people (ie: diners, hot spots, other notable places). Any help provided would be greatly appreciated!