So I recently came into a very small amount of money in the tragic wake of the loss of my grandmother. She left all of the grandchildren one last gift to spend on ourselves in a "fun" way (absolutely NOT to be spent on bills) to remember her. I, of course, was completely floored and now find myself in a conundrum...to which I figure the answer is to add to my bag something that will help further my hobby and that every time I use I will think of her. With that in mind, I feel my kit is lacking in three areas: wide angle, long reach (telephoto), and light. While I should probably just go with a SB800 and call it good I find myself more often in need of glass than light. I've been reading a LOT of the threads here but still find myself in some small state of confusion. I do like taking pics at parades, fairs/festivals, etc and those frequently find myself in tighter than normal spaces where even my 28-105 is a little "long". I find that I seemingly need "wider" more than "telephoto"....not that I wouldn't love to just keep saving up for that gorgeous 200-400mm. With that in mind....considering that I am trying to maximize my dollars without sacrificing too much quality....where to turn? Nikon 18-70? Tokina 12-24? Something else I'm not considering currently? I shoot mostly animals, some people, some landscape/flowers, fairs/parades...will be heading to Hawaii for the first time ever in December and will be spending 2 week there (1 week on the Big Island, 1 week in Oahu, with some island hopping possibly too). If I can figure this right, I can possibly get both a lens AND light...but that's a whole 'nother question too (SB600 versus SB800). My current kit is listed below in my sig. What I am seeking is insight as to how to go about making this next purchase. I haven't bought gear for a while but I have been creating a list of "wants"....yet now that I have the means to select something from that list I find myself totally indecisive!!! HELP!!