Our family is considering taking the train for the start of our Thanksgiving Holiday. We are looking at the Silver Star train out of Orlando & heading North. My Daughter is really excited about the idea & my wife is ok with it (she is more of a get there as fast as I can person). I would like to book a bedroom (on a Viewliner) to make the trip enjoyable for us. I have read that the bottom bunk is 3'4 in wide (and our bed is 4'6 at home and we stick 120lb German Shepard in there with us at night) so I think it's tight but doable for 1 overnight trip. I know the Amtrak Website recommends two adults or 1 adult & 2 children in a pinch and we recognize in advance that it will be close quarters. Neither my wife or I are overly large & our daughter is quite young (Kindergarten age). I invision the seating area in the bedroom similar to our couch at home that we sit on all the time (all together) Finally, the trip is rather short (approx 16 hours scheduled time).
From everything I have read, I think we would fit fine. I am just curious if anyone here has some experience with 3 people in a viewliner bedroom and could give me some feedback. Is any of my thinking flawed? We really don't like the idea of two roomettes across from each other (for cost & seperation of family).
Thank you in advance.
Edited by Porter20, 29 March 2012 - 09:34 AM.