Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Quest

Once upon a time there was a Man and a Boy and a Girl, and they all loved donuts. Of course the Boy and the Girl loved donuts; what children don’t? But these particular children were especially lucky because the Man, their Uncle Schleckah, he loved donuts, too.

Like many heroes before them, and like many heroes who will follow them, the Man and the Boy and the Girl went on a Quest. A Quest for Donuts. They left the safety and beauty of their Paradise called San Elijo State Park, and ventured into the uncertain and forbidding world of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, in search of those sweet sugary confections.

As happens in many Quests, the pilgrims met many obstacles along the way.

A dizzying and daunting number of choices stumped our brave trio.

Crullers? Old Fashioneds? Glazed?

But choose they did. And, I daresay, they chose wisely.

The Quest remains incomplete, of course, until the successful return of our intrepid and adventuresome trio to the safety of their San Elijian Paradise.

The fearless threesome headed back.

They traversed woods . . .
. . . . they crossed railroad tracks . . .

. . . and still, they persevered.

The Girl carried the sacred goods. Of course she did: the Boy is no dope.

Our brave and resilient soldiers were close. So close! As they neared their destination their mouths started to water. Their last challenge was to avoid eating their loot before their Journey’s end. And to avoid drooling all over their clothes.

And, finally . . . Success! Victory! Triumph!

The donuts? They didn’t stand a chance.


Logical Libby said...

There is nothing better than a really good donut.

Great, now I'm hungry.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Be still, my beating heart! What a treat to see my little chickens this morning! I love, love, love the outfits - especially my girl's. They've changed so much, when was this? It cracks me up that they carried that box all the way back to camp instead of parking their bums on the patio table for immediate gratification.

And these kids are no stranger to adult donut affectionatos. Have you met their dad?

I love it, I love you!


Captain Dumbass said...

It's like Lord of the Rings but with a sweet glazed finish.

Kathi D said...

Mmmmmmmmm, donuts.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

I too am in awe of their restraint, Jacquie! All that walking and all that waiting. I'm thinking it was the man's idea.


Me, You, or Ellie said...

Oh, Beth, it was totally the Man's idea. He (tries to) to make me not eat popcorn until the movie starts. As IF!

And thanks, Jacquie. This was April 2008, right before we left San Diego for what still is -- sigh -- our last time there. We stuck around S.D. when we heard got that campsite.

I love those chitlins of yours. They make my job easy...


missing the park by the train tracks said...

wow...they made it back w/o stopping at that wonderful park by the train tracks?!
I'm impressed!