No, no, you’re good! Sorry if I came across as rude at all, I didn’t mean to, you gave some great info. 👍
About the point-and-shoot, I don’t have too much experience with them, mostly DSLRs.
But I’d recommend buying one that has at least “20x optical zoom”, or even “30x optical zoom”. Make sure it says optical, not anything like “10x optical 20x digital” (which would up to 30x).
The reason is: you know how the more you crop an image, the grainier/lower quality it gets? That’s basically what digital zoom will do; it crops the image digitally, making the quality not-so-great.
(You could also look for ones that have “full HD” video if you care about 1920x1080 / 1080p quality.)
So just find ones that have been reviewed well (with many reviews). If you’re Googling for reviews, some notable sources I can name off the top of my head are ConsumerReports, B&H Photo, and others.
And that’s all I have to say for right now. It’s my bedtime now, but maybe tomorrow, I could try to recommend a specific camera model to you if you’d like.
Happy holidays! (It’s December now, so I get to say that. :)
[edit: By the way, I use Canon, but many other companies also probably make cameras suitable for your purpose.]