This week mug shot comes from New Orleans, Louisiana. The name on the mug might sound familiar to you since it is one of the largest tourist sights in New Orleans. Cafe Du Monde is known for their great coffee but more so for their Beignets (pronounced Ben-yays)
I collected this mug the summer of 2013 while I was on a mission trip with my churches youth group. Most of our time in Louisiana was spent helping a church in the area put on a VBS (Vacation Bible School) but there was one day when we were able to explore down town New Orleans famous Bourbon Street and the french quarter.
In my last post I mentioned that my dads parents lived in Louisiana. They live in Lake Charles, a beautiful city, but it’s about 4 hours from New Orleans. I had been to New Orleans before though so this time around I felt less like a tourist.
I don’t know about you, but for me when I visit most cities I enjoy my time there but eventually want to go back home. New Orleans is different. Each time I’m there I fall in love with the people and the culture even more. And those of you who have been there know, there is a lot of culture.
This particular mug reminds me of a dream I have, to eventually live in or near New Orleans. I have a passion to help the people there since it is an impoverished community. I also love to learn about their culture. This one town is so rich in history and a lot of the people who live there do because their ancestors did.
When I look at this mug I think not only about how much I love beignets, but how much I love the city of New Orleans the ville de mon coeur. (City of my heart)