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Old 03-11-2013, 01:45 PM
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More questions before the visit....

I see that there is the Jolly Trolly, and if I'm correct there are two services, one that runs from Clearwater beach up to Tarpon Springs (passing through Dunedin, Palm Harbor)... and a different service that goes from Clearwater beach down towards St. Pete area with stops along the way there.

My question is...we are definately choosing to stay in Safety harbor after all, because that is one of our target neighborhoods and we definately want to get MOSTLY the feel of what daily life will be, and also do the fun touristy stuff of course.

I have I think a pretty well planned agenda that I'll post later and ask for suggestions...my question is, in order to not do so much driving, is there any kind of public parking (even a daily fee) that we could leave our car at close to the Dunedin area (which is closest to us), and then take the bus to explore the different locations/dining and then return to our car? I would love to take some of the stress out of driving around on a couple of days.

What about Clearwater, what if we wanted to park at Clearwater somewhere and take the bus down south towards St. pete...what kind of parking is suggested there (daily).

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:02 PM
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Another thing, as I look at the PTSA site, it seems there are several different transportation systems along Pinellas....it advertises 'youth' passes also. Do you mean to tell me, that there are set locations my sons could go to, and then transport THEMSELVES to a beach, the mall, a skate park, etc...

If so...that is just ANOTHER reason for me to move there! Example, say we lived at Palm Harbor, or Safety Harbor...obviously they would need transport to closest bus stop (maybe, maybe it'll be w/in walking distance)-but they could transport themselves from that point?? Say they wanted to go to Countryside mall, or Pier 60 w/some friends, or a Skate park, or a beach gather with friends, stuff like that.

The reason i'm so excited...when I was growing up in another country THAT is how us kids/teens got around. To visit friends, go downtown, go have fun, we took pulic transportation.

Here in the suburbs outside Atlanta there IS no public transportation-as my kids get older the taxi-driving services get more demanding and exhausting. The thought that they could be SOMEWHAT autonomous and get around in public transportation to things is mind-blowing good lol. Something SO simple that is taken for granted.

Are they generally pretty safe for teens to get around in? Picture that they will be 15-16 aroudn the time we go there.
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