How Did Cooper Spend The Night On An Island Without Realizing It?
I like to think of myself as being a pretty good navigator. Given my side hustle as an event DJ, I kind of need to be. That job takes me all over New England. One Saturday, I am at a rustic barn in Bethel, the next I'll be at a hotel ballroom in North Conway, the week after that will take me to a backyard BBQ in Winslow. As a result, I have learned many of the backroads of New England.
Because of this, I was kind of surprised by what happened to me on Saturday evening.
Apparently, I spent the majority of the night on an island AND NEVER EVEN REALIZED IT!
I had a small, intimate, wedding I was DJing at Aragosta at Goose Cove - this amazing restaurant on Deer Isle.
A normal person would have figured out, given the place was called Deer Isle, that I was on an island. Not this guy! Honestly, I never even looked at the location. I just keyed "Aragosta" into Google Maps and blindly went where it told me to go.
I drove from Augusta, to Belfast, to Bucksport, and on toward the venue without really thinking where I was going.
I got there, did load in (unloading my vehicle and setting stuff up), did the gig, and did load out. Just before I left, I asked the bartender if there was a nearby gas station that would still be open.
What she asked me in return kind of floored me...
She asked me if I was staying on the island or not.
My response was to ask, "Island?"
That's when I found out that the BIG bridge I had crossed had actually taken me onto Deer Isle. In hindsight, it all makes sense.
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