GIE Expo + Louisville

I am finally getting around to recapping our trip 3 weeks ago to the GIE Expo in Louisville!   Check it out and be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post :)

We left on Wednesday after I got off work so we were starving by the time we arrived in Louisville!  We grabbed a late dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and headed to bed.  (The chicken piccata there is my fave!)

Thursday morning we were up bright and early for the first day of the expo!  If you aren't aware, Jared and I own an organic lawn care & landscape company (The Green Peacock).  The GIE Expo is a huge event in Louisville each year attended by thousands of people from all over the world.  All the products you could ever want for our company are there.  Tractors, mowers, weedeaters, blowers, trailers, marketing supplies, snow plows, fertilizers & so much more!  The entire expo center is full of equipment & vendors and there is a 20 acre outside demo area where you can test out the equipment.  We love attending each year & this is where we test out and decide on any equipment we're thinking about buying the following year.   I also take advantage of talking to the vendors on the business management side to get ideas for that side of our business!

Checking out the equipment!

This place goes on forever and each vendor has a section they set up with their displays!

My daddy raised me right :)  #johndeeregirlforlife

Headed to the outside demo area!

Like the inside, each company had an area where you could test out the equipment!  So much fun with this sweet guy!

Thank goodness for taking tennis shoes!  I had super cute booties packed to wear but it was rainy the day before and the grounds were so muddy so I'm glad I had these with me to throw on!

After a long day, we visited with some friends of ours and then grabbed dinner at PF Chang's.  I went to college in Louisville and I miss PF Chang's so much!  Chicken lettuce wraps are one of my food love languages.

Day 2!  On the first day, Jared was like I wish it would really feel like fall and an hour later it started dropping and by the beginning of this day it was cold!  #thanksbabe

Bundled up & ready to check it out!

This was an ATV that you could also take in the water.  So cool!

The future of cars?

Friday night, we headed out to the Red/White Scrimmage for Louisville!  (P.S. LOVING this shirt for fall!)

Saturday, we had a tailgate for the 25th anniversary of the McConnell Center.  I was a McConnell Scholar in college and it was one of the best times of my life.  I am so thankful for my experiences and friendships that came from that program!  This is my friend Trisha and she's expecting her first little one!  It was so good to see her :)

Game time :)

We thoroughly enjoyed the game, grabbed some stuff at Trader Joe's (I like to stock up when we're in town), snuck in a quick dinner at the Cheesecake Factory & headed home! 

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  1. I LOVE chicken piccata! I'll have to try the Cheesecake Factory version. I tried Grand Lux's version when I was in Chicago a few weeks ago - it was pretty good but not my fav!

  2. What a fun weekend! So much fun that you were able to combine business with pleasure!