my sister is getting married next summer in calif and we live in texas. we usually travel by plane, but after looking into it, we saw its cheaper to take a train then to fly. it will take longer. but we also have 2 small children and figure it will be easier to deal with them on a train then plane anyways as there is more room for them to move and walk around.
anybody else travel by train? any advice or suggestions/tips? I see they do have dining cars and that. but can you bring snacks along too? also I see you can get just seats or a family room for sleeping. although that adds on another $800. is it worth it? or are the seats just fine? our trip will end up being a total of 28 hours but its straight thru. no changing trains anywhere. what do you think?