Sadly, it’s probably more expensive on Amtrak. Plus, you would have to take the train to Washington DC, and then on to Dillon, SC. The trip would be more than 36 hours, and cost about $220. Not a realistic option. You would do better getting a flight from Chicago to Baltimore and then driving down with Mule or one of the other guys. Amtrak does NOT go southeast at all, really.
directions look good. it is the second house from that corner. we will be in a gold maxima, if we are there. if we are not, the key will be under the concrete pelican by the front steps. my cell number is 704-472-4674. the house number is 843-249-5075, so you can call and harass the ones that went.