I went and got myself a new Olympus SP 550 UZ (Ultra Zoom). It's got an awesome 18x zoom lens on it and does up to 5 shots of auto bracketing at either +/-0.3,0.7, and 1ev steps, which just happens to be exactly what I need for HDR. Kick ass!
I went back out to OU to see what it could do. I wanted to get some shots similar to ones I'd taken with my old camera for comparison. The new camera definitely makes the process easier and the pics are coming out nicely.