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Old 02-03-2013, 08:21 PM
 
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Planning the visit to St. Pete in two weeks. I hope to take her (daughter) to the Sat morning market (she loves shopping), the Pier one night, staying in a place on the beach. Can y'all give me anymore ideas to sweeten the idea of moving? We will be there from Thursday through Monday.

Thanks in advance for the help! p.s. if any of you have a tall, dark and handsome son.....that may help lol.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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Ft. DeSoto beach. Even though it really is beach weather, you can rent bikes and/or kayak/canoe. Downtown St. Pete is more hip. If she likes art, there is the Savlador Dali museum. Check out to see if anything is happening at Venoy Park. They often have things to do there like art festivals, concerts, etc.

How old is she?
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Melbourne
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Yes how old is the girl? It will be hard to recommend places.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:26 AM
 
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I don't know where you're moving from, but assuming she's in high school this would be a tough sell. My husband's parents moved him in his last year of HS to NY and he hated it. He returned to FL after 2 years there.

That said..."shopping" you can find anywhere...what's the difference between a mall up where you are, and one here? none...UNLESS you want to take her to South Florida to Saw Grass Mills...even then though...it would be silly to move here to go shopping...

Go see a sunset somewhere, or better: ask HER what she'd like to do...what is she into? hate to tell you...but your last line would be hard to accomplish...and I will pretend you didn't say that. She's 16.

WHY does she NOT want to come/move? is the question.....we have lots of things to do, beach, theme parks, Circue du Soleil..(in Orlando), 6 Disney Parks, Downtown Disney...TONS of stuff to do in Sarasota....she would LOVE THAT Sunday Market...and their little shops etc. She might like St Armand's better in Sarasota. How long are you staying?

It is chilly by the beach now, the water is cold...FYI...but you can stroll around St Pete Beach...
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Macao
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DON'T MOVE!!

That's traumatic for a 16-year-old. You'll take them away from all their friends, during their last two remaining years of High School.

They'll never forgive you. They'll never be able to attend alumni events with all those previous classmates. The new school will think of them as the 'new kid', and they'll never adapt them as real 'alumni' later for that new school.

For god's sakes...as a kid who went through that myself....PLEASE don't do that to a 16-year-old.

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Old 02-04-2013, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Here and There
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I just wanted to chime in on moving with a 16 yr old, and in my case, also a 14 yr old. We moved last June, the summer before my daughter's junior year and it has been a very smooth transition. It is never easy, but in this economic climate, it is what it is. Your daughter will be fine once she settles in and meets new people, also, living by the beach is awesome!!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Take her to international mall and buy her a lot of stuff.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I don't know where you're moving from, but assuming she's in high school this would be a tough sell. My husband's parents moved him in his last year of HS to NY and he hated it. He returned to FL after 2 years there.

That said..."shopping" you can find anywhere...what's the difference between a mall up where you are, and one here? none...UNLESS you want to take her to South Florida to Saw Grass Mills...even then though...it would be silly to move here to go shopping...

Go see a sunset somewhere, or better: ask HER what she'd like to do...what is she into? hate to tell you...but your last line would be hard to accomplish...and I will pretend you didn't say that. She's 16.

WHY does she NOT want to come/move? is the question.....we have lots of things to do, beach, theme parks, Circue du Soleil..(in Orlando), 6 Disney Parks, Downtown Disney...TONS of stuff to do in Sarasota....she would LOVE THAT Sunday Market...and their little shops etc. She might like St Armand's better in Sarasota. How long are you staying?

It is chilly by the beach now, the water is cold...FYI...but you can stroll around St Pete Beach...
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I will pretend you didn't say that. She's 16.
Thank you!!! I was thinking the same thing when I read last night!!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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take her to international mall and buy her a lot of stuff.
why?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: St. Pete, FL
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I also say "don't move." My parents wanted to move VERY BADLY when I was in high school, but they were empathetic enough to know that I didn't want to leave all my friends behind and start all over. So what did they do? THEY MOVED, I moved in with my friend and stayed in his basement. I did chores for his mom, so i wasn't freeloading by any means. Plus I got to stay in high school all 4 years at the same place. I was happy, my parents were happy, and they made the right decision.
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