1 July


By |2019-07-01T19:04:13-06:00July 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Some of us Idaho locals got together and brainstormed a list of activities people might be interested in. We can always add to this list, and provide more detail as we get closer. Eventually, we may move some activities to their own post so people can have conversations only about that particular activity.

List of things to do in Idaho

Outdoor Activities

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Shooting
  • Bungie jumping
  • Sky diving
  • The Greenbelt (walking or biking the path along the Boise River)
  • Float the river
    • Boise River
    • Indian Creek
  • Whitewater Rafting
    • Guided trips on the Payette River
  • Paddleboarding and kayaking
    • Rentals available to take to various lakes (Lucky Peak, Lake Cascade, Payette Lake)
    • Rentals available on Quinn’s Pond (small but popular urban lake for this)
  • Rent personal watercraft
    • Lucky Peak Reservoir – 45 minute drive
    • Lake Cascade – 1:30 drive
    • Payette Lake (McCall) – 2:30 drive
  • Eagle Island
  • Zipline
  • Disc Golf
  • Great Parks
  • Zoo Boise
  • God and Country Festival (free Christian concert and fireworks show on the Wednesday, July 1 2020)
  • Hot air balloon rides ($150 and up, 4 years old and up, no pregnant women or recent surgeries; mornings only, block out about 3.5 hours for this)
  • Idaho Botanical Garden (next to Old Penitentiary)
  • Old Penitentiary (historical site)
  • Hiking
    • Table Rock
    • Hulls Gulch
    • Longer hiking trails available for those who might want to plan multi-day outings (I’ve hiked to Soldier Lakes, which are gorgeous).
    • See Boise Trails for more hiking ideas.
  • Fireworks on the 4th (at our home or at a public event)
  • Wahooz
    • Miniature golf
    • Go-karts
    • Laser tag
    • Arcade
    • Etc.
  • Roaring Spring Water Park
    • Water slides
    • Wave pool
  • Discovery Science Center

Indoor Activities


30 June

Welcome to the 2020 Norris Reunion blog!

By |2019-07-01T21:44:11-06:00June 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Howdy Norris Clan!

I have been given the special task of planning the first Norris family reunion and I am really looking forward to it. I have already collaborated with Sondra and Saty (because I really don’t know what I’m doing) and we are excited to get the ball rolling! We decided that the only 2 things we would plan in advance are that it will be in Meridian, Idaho with my home being the hub for activities, and that it will be July 1st-4th of 2020. We hope that by starting the planning a year in advance that it will give everyone enough time to get some time off and to make any necessary arrangements.

My prayer is that the rest of you will help with the planning by adding input along the way. Kevin was kind enough to put this blog together to help facilitate this and the whole idea is that ANYONE in the family can have a voice. This should be a forum for us to stay connected while we plan a reunion that will accommodate all ages and interests.

Oh, and one more thing before I sign off. We are privileged to be the offspring of Bill and Lois Norris and I would love for this first reunion to celebrate them. I imagine it won’t be the only reunion to honor them but I thought it would be wonderful to give honor where honor is due and have them be the focus at our first reunion.

Note: See the bottom of this website for info on how to upload a photo for the slideshow!