Once upon a time, Crystal heard of this magical place called “Voodoo Doughnuts”. They supposedly had the most creative and delicious doughnuts ever. Many different kinds; ones with rainbow icing, ones sprinkled with cereal or candy, and even ones shaped like a… phallus. She thought to herself, “Oh I must try these unique doughnuts!” This desire had festered so much so that her and her friend planned a trip down to Portland, Oregon to get doughnuts. Not JUST to get doughnuts, but to also go camping elsewhere in Oregon. Little did she know staying only a night in Portland was a huge mistake! Or was it a blessing?
After a fantastic vegetarian dinner (Crystal was not yet vegan), her friend and her drove to Voodoo Doughnuts in the 2014 Mustang they were renting. Her friend saw a parking spot right across the street. She saw the cafe and it appeared in arms length. There wasn’t a line. This was good news; the end was almost there. He gracefully started to glide across the lanes. Suddenly, the car lunges forward, then stops abruptly. A small collision costed them the night. Their one night spent in Portland was not spent eating cool doughnuts, but she promised herself that she will return one day…
About one year later…
Crystal’s mom decided that she would like their annual family trip to be in Oregon this year. Crystal felt as though there might be some hope to go to Voodoo Doughnuts until she realized that there might not be any vegan options! After a couple clicks away on the internet, she was informed that they indeed have vegan doughnuts. She wasn’t 100% confident though and figured that if there were vegan options, there would only be a few choices anyway. This was her only chance.
She arrived to the cafe only to sit in a hour long wait. She admired the scenery around her as she talked to her partner. Sometimes they would peek inside in order to catch glimpses of the menu to prepare their doughnut choices. Though when she stepped in front of the cashier to order, she stuttered on her words. “Could I get a “Captain Ca—”, she tried to say, but all she got back was, “That’s not vegan”. There were so many words floating around on the menu board with so many options. At least there was a rotating carousel full of delicious-looking vegan doughnuts. Crystal literally pointed to six doughnuts which looked appealing to her and in return, she was handed a pretty pink box.
One doughnut was enough to give her a sugar high for the day, but it was worth it. Also, she was happy to know the incident the year before was actually the universe on her side. If she bought doughnuts last year, then she wouldn’t have been able to discover vegan doughnuts and been able to share this post with the world. With this, Crystal finally felt satisfied because the quest for magical Voodoo Doughnuts was complete!