I'll be leaving NYC on 2 December with a Viewliner Roomette changing in Chicago to the California Zepher with a Superliner Roomette to Denver. Following a visit with family I'll take the AMTRAK bus to Raton to connect with the Southwest Chief with a Superliner Roomette to Chicago. Then the Cardinal back to NYC with a Viewliner Roomette.
I have my reservations but haven't got my ticket yet. I'm guessing that a sleeper toward the center of the car and where possible on the upper deck would generally be preferable. Any thoughts on that?
I'm traveling by myself and packing light. Anything else I should be doing to make the trip as much fun as possible? I'm really looking forward to the adventure and will have a scanner (with earphone) and my camera at the ready.
Any input would be appreciated!