I want to take a roadtrip with my son. I'd like to leave Tuesday June 18 no later than 6PM and drive and sleep in Little Rock, Arkansas. I want to visit the Clinton Presidential Library. I then want to drive to Memphis and visit Graceland and the Civil Rights museum. I then want to drive to St. Louis and visit and plan activities at the World Chess Hall of Fame for my 12 year old son who loves to play chess. Instead of driving back, I want a fly back to Dallas Love Field or DFW Airport nonstop. I plan on paying for the rental car, hotel stay, and flight using credit card reward points from USAA, either in full or partially. I want to return at the latest Saturday June 22 by 1:00 PM, but don't mind returning a day earlier. Help me plan this. I'm not sure if I want to, but I think it would be neat to stay at a Graceland or Elvis themed hotel in Memphis.

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Here's a suggested itinerary for your road trip with your son:

Tuesday, June 18

  • Depart Dallas by 6 PM
  • Drive to Little Rock, Arkansas (around 5 hours)
  • Overnight stay in Little Rock

Wednesday, June 19

  • Visit the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock
  • Drive to Memphis, Tennessee (around 2 hours)
  • Visit Graceland and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis
  • Consider staying at an Elvis-themed hotel like The Guest House at Graceland or Heartbreak Hotel

Thursday, June 20

  • Drive to St. Louis, Missouri (around 4.5 hours)
  • Visit the World Chess Hall of Fame with your son
  • Explore other attractions in St. Louis like the Gateway Arch or City Museum

Friday, June 21

  • Spend more time in St. Louis or start driving back towards Dallas
  • Book a non-stop flight from St. Louis to Dallas Love Field or DFW Airport for Saturday

Saturday, June 22

  • Arrive in Dallas by 1 PM
You can use your USAA credit card reward points to pay for the rental car, hotel stays, and flights, either fully or partially. This itinerary allows you to visit the desired destinations while keeping driving times reasonable. Adjust the schedule as needed based on your preferences and flight availability.
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are there any special events or exhibits at the Clinton Presidential Library in June
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Yes, there are a few special events and exhibits happening at the Clinton Presidential Library in June 2024:

Special Events

  • The Wolves of K Street - A special event on June 17, 2024 at 6:00 PM.
  • Ask an Archivist, Converse with a Curator - An event on June 21, 2024 at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM where visitors can interact with archivists and curators.
  • Lost Stories of Desegregation: North Little Rock Six and New Orleans Four - A special presentation on June 26, 2024 at 6:30 PM about desegregation stories.

Teacher Workshops

  • Five Day Teacher Workshop - From June 24-28, 2024, there is a five-day teacher workshop held in conjunction with a civil rights conference commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Arkansas teachers attending the full conference will receive 24 hours of professional development credit.
So if you plan to visit the Clinton Presidential Library during your trip in mid-to-late June, you can take advantage of these special programs and events happening at that time.
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