Thank you both. I do have the kit lens that came with the D7000, 18- 105mm. I am guessing the lens you both mentioned is a better quality lens?
I was looking for something to carry as a one lens does it all, even if it has limits. I took my son pumpkin picking and to the park the last few weekends and had to keep changing lenses. I would be short on zoom with the 18-105 one minute, then I would switch to the 70-300 and couldn't fit the scene into the frame. That was he appeal of the 18-200. Moving or repositioning isn't always as easy as it sounds when your chasing a 2 year old!
A flash is definitely on my short list, but I'll save those thoughts for another post.
I was thinking of my next 2 lenses as the 18-200 then maybe a 10-24 or maybe something similar. I will have to look at the 16-85 you both mentioned.