March 25th is my mother, Ethel Davis’s 95th birthday. She is a
wonderful, godly woman and has raised a great family along with many of
our friends. I have two brothers and she has been a great mother (she
encourages us in everything we do) for all of my life. She lives in
King City, CA which is only 40 miles north of Wildflower. Her and my dad
(deceased) brought us to Lake Nacimiento when they had the grand
opening in 1956 and to Lake San Antonio in 1965. I spent most of my
life being around the lakes. As a youth we spent almost every summer
water skiing and fishing at the lakes. When I became an adult I taught
all my kids to water ski and fish at the lakes with my brother’s
families and many, many friends in the area. It was a great life. When I
started to work for the Monterey County Parks Department as the
marketing and special events coordinator, one of my first tasks was to
start a festival at Lake San Antonio to bring people to the lake before
the Memorial Day start of the summer season. That was a no brainer for
me. So the Wildflower Festival was birthed.
Spend less. Save more. Eat less. Exercise more. You know the drill.
2015 is here and we get to wipe the slate clean once again. It’s time
to write a fresh list of New Year’s resolutions – ones you’ll actually
keep this time throughout the entire year...maybe.
See, it’s that last part that’s tricky: sticking to your
resolutions. 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but
only about 8 percent of us achieve them.
"My goal for 2015 is to accomplish the goals of 2014 which I should have done in 2013 because I made a promise in 2012 and planned in 2011."
People love inspiring stories, tried and tested advice, and pictures to showcase personalities.
At Tri-California we are a very different type of Event Production
Company – we grew up with the sport when it was new and continue to
believe it’s a lifestyle, not just a sport and not just a business. On
January 1st, we will be re-launching our blog Exercise with Purpose with new direction, new content and a way to create a community around the sport we love so dearly.
We would like to open our world up to our athletes and show them what
inspires us, what got us to this point, and in turn, inspire a new
generation of athletes. We want you to join with comments, telling us
what you are looking for, have conversations with us and we are here for
your feedback. We will establish ourselves by including our blog
experts from the industry including coaches, nutritionists, athletes who
have insider tips and industry leaders like Bob Babbitt, Scott Tinley,
Heather Jackson, Sean Watkins, Jesse Thomas, and many more top names in
Come on…. I’m sure you have all envisioned yourself crossing the finish line with the new Katy Perry song playing in your head.
“I’ve got the eye of a tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire. Cause I am a champion and your gonna hear me ROAR.“ –Katy Perry
I’ve got the eye of a tiger
Picture yourself getting ready for your swim start. It’s the very beginning of the race and you start to get in the zone, you find your eyes starting to narrow as you flash forward to being in the water, riding, and running. You start shaking out your muscles, you fix your cap so it is just right, and then its time for goggles, “your tiger eyes”. Once those goggles go on, there is no turning back. The excitement and nerves are starting to over power you as your wave gets closer to the line. You are ready to pounce…
A delicious artichoke pasta salad for lunch? Why not!
We had the same thought here at Tri-Cal. Yes, we turned our office
into the “Tri-Cal Kitchen” for the day as we happily tested some pasta
salad ideas for finisher food at Pacific Grove this year.
The Tri-Cal staff quickly found out who the real “chef’s” were as we
teach our fellow intern, Emily, how to chop onions correctly. I guess we
can be a little hard on each other here and there, but we didn’t think
our critique would actually make her cry… Oh wait, maybe that was just
As we dance our way around the kitchen cooking noodles and sautéing
our add-ins, we brainstorm as a team to figure out other yummy toppings
we can add in.