I leave tomorrow to visit family. Typically I fly there. Last Christmas/New Year's I drove. This time I'm doing this:
It's going to take a bit longer but it costs about half of an airfare. I've not traveled cross country by train since I was nine (I think). Amtrak is not known for the punctuality but it will be OK. I'm taking books. This will give me a chance to catch up with my reading.
I get back mid afternoon July 7th. Posts to resume sometime about then. Maybe I'll have some good pictures to share.