Any Iowa Guys going to GIE In Kentucky

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by ExecutiveLawns, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. ExecutiveLawns

    ExecutiveLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    I went to to GIE last year and it was a blast. The guy that went with me last year cant go this year(his wife wont let him go). So i am looking to see if there is anyone from the Des Moines, Iowa area that may want to tag along. We can take one of my vehicles and I can arrange the tickets for the expo and the hotel.

    P/M me if you are interested.
  2. Trevor8

    Trevor8 LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 750

    i am from west des moines. i cant go i am 15 and have school. take pictures. i want to hear about the exmark vantage. do you work by kings valley?
  3. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,296

    From SE Minnesota and I would like to go this year, but will see if it happens. Pretty far to drive, but don't necessarily want to pay airfare either.

  4. Power Chute Design

    Power Chute Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Hey, I'm going! Booth 9158.
    But, I am all packed full of displays and demos and leave 2:00 a.m. on Weds....Norm
  5. ExecutiveLawns

    ExecutiveLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    let me know if you would like to make the trip. Last year it cost us like $400 each and that included 3 nights in a hotel and fuel round trip. This year I think it would be less because 1) fuel is less this year and 2)I bought a new dodge ram with the 6.7l cummins in it an it gets like 22-24 mpg on the highway.
    The trip last year took around 10 hours from Des Moines and we jsut switched off drivers on the way. You would of course have to make the trip from rochester yourself though. I think thats only 3 hours(I have a good buddy that lives there)

    Let me know what you think.

    Also there is room in my truck for 4 so that would make the fuel part cheaper per person
  6. ExecutiveLawns

    ExecutiveLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    Anyone out there going?
  7. johnc8407

    johnc8407 LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Messages: 15

    What is GIE?
  8. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    I'll be there but I am from Kansas!!!
  9. ExecutiveLawns

    ExecutiveLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    Green Industry Expo
    Its the largest lawn care expo in the US
  10. zimmatic

    zimmatic LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    what is the dates?

    I am from the minnesota twin cities area. It would be 2.5 hours to 3 hours to demoines for me.

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