planning a rail journey from chicago to la next year, have done a similar journey before in coach, now we're getting older think a roomette may be better. trouble there are 4 of us and the roomettes only accommodate 2 during the day. as we want to spend time together during the day wonder what is available to accommodation passengers. we have used the observation car before in coach but gets very crowded and one someone gets a seat they don't give it up. i know on canadian rail anyone with sleeping accommodation has an observation car just for them, is this the case on amtrak. have done several journeys on amtrak before but never had sleeping accommodation before. all information and tips re this kind of seating is welcome. i know all food is included which is nice.