I still owe a trip report for the four-week Western trip this Spring (and thanks to everyone here for heir help), but I was wondering if I could get a bit of advice on a quick trip from St. Louis to Dallas. I need to be at the Dallas Convention Center to give a talk at a conference at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 11.
I am okay getting in with targeting a noon arrival with some leeway (I would like at least an hour to park, register for the conference, and find the room I am speaking in. I can leave St. Louis on Wednesday, but would prefer to leave as late as possible (to cancel as few classes as possible). I really, really don't want to fly (I plan on meandering back through Arkansas).
Within these parameters, what would you recommend? I am thinking somewhere around Tulsa for Wednesday night which means I would have to leave St. Louis early afternoon. Does this seem reasonable?
Thanks in advance,