Hello everyone, I'm glad there is a forum dedicated to Amtrak travel because my wife (33) and I will (32) be going on our first tour next year! We love travelling but we've only traveled by road, air, or cruise line. Now we want to mix it up again and have been eyeballing a two week venture to visit Chicago (I grew up there) and San Francisco via rail service. I've been on many trains before, but never more than a few hours so overnight will be epic! Anyway, I have a few questions, but I will post those in the corresponding sections. Thanks for having me!