I may be crazy. I'm no stranger to overnight train travel, I do it 3-4 times a year, but to date, I have only done two consecutive nights on board. On a whim, I just priced a trip from Birmingham AL, to LA. I already have airline tickets, but January is usually a little slow for me. I have to be in LA for a conference Wed-Fri that month. Was arriving Orange County on American, in FC on Tuesday, and flying home that Friday.
However, I was on the Amtrak website booking a trip later this month from CHI-OMA, and decided for fun, to price BHM-LAX. It wasn't as bad as I expected, in a roomette anyway. I usually take bedrooms on 2 night trips, but the only way to make this work was to do the whole thing in a Roomette. I went ahead and booked it.....Leaving BHM on a Friday, to WAS. Then WAS-CHI, and CHI-LAX on the Southwest Chief, then flying back to BHM on that Friday.
That's 4 consecutive nights on board. I don't know it I will love it, or hate it. I enjoy my overnights, even those 2 night trips, but I'm usually ready to get off after that....This may cure me completely from train travel, I guess we'll see! If worse comes to worse, I can always jump off in Chicago, Kansas City, or Albuquerque if I've had enough, and just fly on to LA. Not sure if I'm kinda excited, or absolutely nuts. I think I'm looking forward to the quiet time, but that's a LOT of quiet time!