TA has been such a great resource in helping me plan our New England vacation. I have one more question. My husband and I are planning to take Amtrak from New Haven to Washington, D.C. on, Thursday, October 22. My husband does not seem to think we need to make reservations. I on the other hand would like to have everything in place. Would you recommend making reservations in advance, or can we just hop on the train that afternoon? Thanks for all your help.