Don’t be afraid to get lost

by singlemomseeking on May 26, 2011

When I recently cycled my first century, do you know what one of my biggest fears was?

Getting lost.

Chris will tell you that I don’t have the best sense of direction (and that’s saying it nicely). I’ve been lost many times in my life. And I’m not just talking about taking a wrong turn. Or, getting off the freeway one exit too late. (I’ve done that plenty.) I’ve felt very alone. I’ve wondered when I’d finally get home.

Samsung was waiting for me at the start of my century ride, on the first leg of their their “Coast to Coast” road trip. They showed up at 6:45 a.m., without getting lost. This camera team has been traveling from LA to New York City, handing their SH100 digital camera from person to person during all 3,600 miles of the journey. Why? To talk to people on the Internet NOT on the Internet.

When I’ve been lost, my Internet friends NOT on the Internet are the ones who’ve kept me grounded. I’ve picked up the phone many times to call Jim (whom I miss so much) and sweet T, below:


I met these two bloggers online (they’re not the only amazing bloggers I’ve met), and they’ve helped me find my way again. Fortunately, all those spray-painted arrows on the asphalt along the century ride kept me cycling in the right direction on my ride — I didn’t get lost.


So, Samsung is hosting a contest on my blog this week: they’re giving away a new wi-fi enabled SH100 digital camera to ONE of you. Here’s just a taste of some of this camera’s cool settings:

  • WiFi Camera
  • 14 Effective Megapixels
  • 26mm Samsung Lens
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • 3” LCD Touch Screen
  • HD Movie
  • Valued at $199.99

So, how do you enter the contest?

1. First, “LIKE” my photos on Facebook (thank you!) to give me the chance to win a trip to NYC:

2. Then, come back and comment here. Tell me:

If you were lost, which friend would YOU want to be lost with?… Why?

(It might be a real life friend — or a blogger you’ve always wanted to meet.)

If you’d like to see more about the Samsung adventure, watch this inspirational documentary, Don’t Be Afraid to Get Lost:

This contest is open through midnight PST on June 3. Winner to be chosen by Random.org.

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