Standard on Greyhound is $139, 7-day advance purchase is $89. It'll also be about 11ish hours each way depending on what option I took.
Amtrak might be a possibility! It's about the same price as the plane ticket and about 10 hours each way. I am assuming buses are lots grubbier than Amtrak, but who knows. Input, anyone? Plus after this bus accident w/ the Bluffton baseball team I'm really wary. I don't like buses to begin with.
It sucks b/c the train there leaves at 3:15am on the 29th and the train back gets in at 1:30am. (the people I will depend on for rides are my parents. My dad works and my mom's 64. Late nights, ew)
I am seriously going to consider Amtrak, though. I don't have much to spare for boarding so I'm going to see if I could stay with my friend. She's a nanny in Alexandria but b/c she's a nanny in someone else's house I don't know if she could put me up or not.