I like to surprise Angie with “extra destinations” on our annual birthday trips. (The first corn maze we went to in Columbia was a big birthday surprise.) This year was no different. The fun we had in Springfield would probably have been enough (Japanese Stroll Garden, Braums, Battlefield Mall), but I wasn’t finished yet. I took her down to tour the 417 Idea Home in Branson.
We’ve been talking about building a home for some time now. The Idea Home was a collaborative effort that took four years to complete. The home featured the best of what local architects, designers, builders, and suppliers had to offer. It was meant to be an inspiration for people who want to build their own homes using the latest materials and technology. Something that you can actually touch and walk around in. And, best of all, Angie had never heard of it.
It was great fun for both of us, and it fueled another round of design plans and revisions. One day, one day….