I know what you mean. Some captains can be grumps with kids. Although I can't make a recommendation, I do suggest that you call the guides and feel them out over the phone, sort of interview them. You can mention you are bringing your kids and see how they respond. good luck
I think we lost a lot of members when the site crashed. I know I went from visiting everyday to not visiting in over a year. I loved reading Jessie's post
Jesse, Peter, Jerry Kernan, Aron Blaisdell (s/p). We lost all of those guys and several others in the crash. I have spoken to a few of them, but they just haven't come back. We just have to keep working to improve our reports and increase the number of those reporting!