For someone from the West, it can be challenging to grasp how close together everything is in the East.
We visited four national parks today. Granted two were tiny--focusing on the C&O canal system, but nevertheless we managed to see four!
One challenge traveling with a teenager is that they can get tour burnout. So pick and choose where time will be spent. Ask for their input and listen!
A visit to Jefferson Rock seemed to appeal to me until the heat and humidity nearly did us in just touring the town of Harper's Ferry. I asked her if she minded if we didn't go. Her response?
"I'm not that interested in it anyway. I was just going for you."
What a sport. So when the choice between starting our of Gettysburg in the evening or swimming came along...swimming it was. Gettysburg will be there tomorrow.