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Old 04-19-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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Thanks so much! I think Ft DeSoto is our choice. While they are likely old enough to go around a bit on their own we are not allowed to let them. As for socializing, they are "gifted" enough (aka nerdy) that I will not set them up for that failure, lol.

Ft De Soto also sounds great because our high school is on an old Fort in a state park that is a barrier penninsula! I think we will try out the snorkeling.

Thanks again!
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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Maybe suggest to them that they can pack their own snorkle gear. You can probably get that in Walmart or maybe Target. There are some that have one way valves that they can go down in the water without having water collecting in the tube. I don't know if they rent out snorkle gear down here. Have fun!
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:32 AM
 
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I wouldnt advise snorkling in the area as its at the mouth of Tampa Bay and there are a lot of strong currents. Watching the people catching fish on the piers can be educational.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:03 AM
 
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Fort Desoto is nice for picking up seashells. We found a lot of nice sand dollars there. We enjoyed being at, I believe it is called North Beach at Ft. De Soto. It's the furthest you can go and find a parking lot. There is a bathhouse there with showers to clean off the sand and saltwater.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:48 AM
 
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Thanks to all the lovely people in Tampa/St.Pete, USF and NOSB. We came in 2nd nationally and loved Ft. De Soto so much we went twice!! Thanks again hope to visit in the future.
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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Thanks to all the lovely people in Tampa/St.Pete, USF and NOSB. We came in 2nd nationally and loved Ft. De Soto so much we went twice!! Thanks again hope to visit in the future.

CONGRATS TO YOU ALL!!! Glad you enjoyed your visit too. Ya'll come back now, ya hear!
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