The next month and change is going to be busy. So why not jump on a train for a quick getaway in the calm before the storm?
Back on the train 24 hours later to head home. Air travel has been a race to the bottom for a long time. There’s something about the contrast of rail: the pace, the scenery,* and certainly the legroom.
This might be habit forming.
The view from a train can be spectacular and/or it’s like looking at America’s underwear drawer/trashcan.