The contest was offering ten lucky winners the chance to spend a 5-night vacation at Sunset Hill House as an "embedded Facebooker" with the only stipulation being that "winners must agree to investigate all aspects of the inn during their stay, and post what they find on the inn’s Facebook page every day." Well, if that didn't sound like it was right up my distracted wandering alley, what did?
To enter, those interested needed to apply by email "outlining why they are qualified to be an embedded Facebooker, why they want to visit Sunset Hill House and the White Mountains, what dates they are and are not available throughout 2012 and any other reasons they should be chosen." As I mulled over what to write that didn't sound too much like flat-out begging, the thought occurred to me that a 5-night vacation at Sunset Hill House would be absolutely perfect for when my friend Claire would be visiting from England later this fall. I had promised Claire a trip up to the White Mountains while she was here and what better way to do that than to be one of the contest winners?
With that in mind I finally wrote Lon and Nancy an email though I have to admit to having a bit of a problem with brevity as you guys know that I tend to run off at the keyboard from time to time to time! It was my hope that my prolific use of words would be seen as enthusiasm rather than lack of control so after sending off the email I crossed my fingers and pestered the staff at Sunset Hill House as much as possible on their Facebook page without trying to be too obnoxious! Claire chimed in also and between the two of us I think we sent up more hopes and wishes to win than the universe wanted to hear!
The winners were announced earlier today on Facebook and am very, very, very happy to report that I was chosen as one of the ten winners of the contest! Did I mention that I was happy to report that?? Oh yes indeed I am and I can't wait to find out what week we'll be going! I've got no doubt in my mind that I was chosen because of my traveling companion as between the two of us, I'm sure that Claire and I will make the best "embedded Facebookers" that the inn could have picked and they won't be at all disappointed with our social networking abilities being that we are both quite versed in blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and the like.
I tell ya, this is a wanna-be travel writer's dream come true right here and I am going to be putting my Nikon through its paces and then some during that wonderful week in the White Mountains! I promise to share all of the fun, fantastic food, and fine accommodations both here and at The Distracted Wanderer as well as on Facebook so not to worry, if you aren't a Facebooker you won't miss out.
Gee, do you think it's too soon to start packing?!?
|Sunset Hill House in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire: Image credit|