it all depends on price range.
anywhere from 100-450 = point and shoot, wide range of quality.
you can pick up a rebel xt body only for about 450-500, its a great camera even though the xti and xsi have come out to replace it. Then you can look into what kind of lenses you want. again, huge price range, 75 dollars to 6,000. If you want to shoot some wakeboarding then you can get a cheaper 75-300 lens, or upgrade to the 70-300IS/70-200 lenses. So lay out a budget and we can help you out some more
i notice your home lake is BB, same here, if you ever need a 3rd hit me up and i can let you shoot around with my canon 30d