2022 | Week 5
52 Hikes | 52 Homes
"Change the game, don't let the game change you."

This is WEEK at a GLANCE - a glance at 52 weeks of my PNW adventures!

Powered by passion and inspired by the Northwest, join me as I journey through life as an entrepreneur on a mission to make a difference in the lives of others, and be the game changer in our community… one step at a time, one week at a time.
If you are looking for a mild snowy weekend hike – this is the one! I am not sure if I got lucky and struck gold at Gold Creek Pond yesterday, but the conditions were perfect. Although the forecast called for rain, the passes were clear, so I decided to go for a Friday adventure to check it out. Given that there hadn't been a trip report in a few days, I was unsure of what the road would be like from the freeway to the trailhead, and furthermore the trail itself. I loaded up my SUV and purchased my snow park pass (don’t forget to purchase this before you go as you will want to display it in your dash) and set out to summit my goals!!

As you exit the freeway, the road turns to compact snow and ice and I was able to make it all the way without using my chains, no problem! There were about 15 cars parked nicely along the left side- making the trailhead in the snow easy to locate. I began my hike around 11am and decided to wear my micro-spikes for added traction. I met a lot of people who were snowshoeing as well, another great option to get out and have fun, while staying safe!! I had so much fun exploring the 1 mile loop, that I decided to go around again – capturing even more Pacific Northwest beauty! I was back to my SUV around 2pm and spent the rest of my day with a big smile on my face. I hope this report is helpful in guiding you on your next adventure to Gold Creek Pond and that you find joy in a hike like this soon!

*Please stay on trail and do not walk across the lake! The footprints shown in the photo is from a hiker who crossed the lake not knowing that it is NOT completely frozen. This can be very dangerous, and misleading for other hikers. 
Are you looking for a new home?

Come see me this weekend as I will be hosting an open house at the BEST home site in the neighborhood! This exceptional View Ridge Rambler is surrounded by forest and has only one adjacent neighbor in private cul-de-sac setting. It's open concept living area boasts beautiful hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, breakfast bar seating, cozy gas fireplace, and millwork accented windows offering beautiful parklike views.

The kitchen comes equipped with granite countertops, tile backsplash and double pantry storage!! This home offers a spacious primary suite with a private bath and walk-in closet plus 2 more bedrooms & 1 additional full bath. The light & bright front bedroom could make for an excellent office / home gym and the covered deck leads to serene, parklike backyard. There is potential RV parking with its oversized level driveway and allows for an easy commute as it is located Near Boeing, Paine Field, Mukilteo Ferry & Everett amenities.

If you think this home if right for you, message me or stop by this weekend!

Open House | 4 Alder Street
Saturday and Sunday
11am - 2pm
The 52 Difference.
When Cameron Kennedy, CEO and Founder of Magnificent World, a global travel website, reached out to me for an interview, I was honored.

Magnificent World provides a platform for those to tell their story and share their experiences with everyone from bloggers and backpackers, to digital nomads and travel influencers, to photographers and filmmakers, and even your casual weekend warriors.

The mission of their website is to be a hub of inspiration and insight, so their audience can peruse a range of stories to help plan their next adventure.

Thank you Magnificent World for providing me with the opportunity to share my mission to make a difference place we call home, the PNW.

To read my feature story, click below 🌲🏔

Honorable mentions:
Support Local.

"My current goal for 2022 is to grow my Airbnb business by launching a new service. Maybe later I can grow my Airbnb by providing more listings, but I believe adding a second Arm is the best opportunity, right now.

This new service doesn’t necessarily only apply to my Airbnb Guests, but applies to anyone looking for the service. This new Arm will start to pick up toward the end of Q1, and this year is about launching the service and gaining as much data as possible, in order to build the next goal of continued growth.

Meanwhile, at the same time, the beauty of this goal is that I am enhancing a friendship with my Cousin, who I am partnering with in this new venture.
This goal is tied to a bigger goal of mine in that at my core I am an investor, in particular a Stock Market Investor. I enjoy having an ownership stake in businesses that are going after a massive opportunity, and doing the research that is involved in this. What does an investor need to continue investing? A source of Income. Because of this, I am learning the way to create Income Operations, in this case Airbnb and this new venture, in order fuel my Stock Portfolio, which represents Assets, and harness the power of compounding."
These are INCREDIBLE goals Cedric! I am looking forward to seeing you summit your investment goals, one week at a time!!
Hi! My name is Rachel Lloyd and I am here to help you summit your PNW real estate goals! If you are interested in taking the next step, I am the ideal agent to guide you on your adventure!
"Together we can move mountains, and it all starts by working with someone you trust."
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