I spent last week in South Florida. A lot of things can be said about that part of the country (South Beach and Hollywood Beach). It really doesn't feel like the true South to me but maybe more its own incarnation of a mishmash. Bits and pieces of popular culture mixed with the older retired feel. I found the true locals to be generally the most laid back and the retired folks to be the most on edge, not what i would have expected. I do love it though!
I even got invited by my friend Brad at Nike to see Serena Williams play Maria Sharapova!
Oh, and If you get the chance to visit Stewart- do so!