Sand Gnat Hat

Michael Bonfanti

This article, entitled Sand Gnat Hat comes from Michael Bonfanti's blog at Black Coffee & Bourbon.

Before we left for Savannah I asked little man what he wanted us to bring back.

“Do they have a baseball team?”

“They actually do.”

“What are they called?”

“The Savannah Sand Gnats.”

“I want a Sand Gnat hat.”

I figured this would be an easy enough request to fulfill. Surely oodles of places would sell Sand Gnat gear. I was so wrong. Becky and I spent an hour in a local mall looking for a hat before we located a fitted black one that was ten sizes too big for Mason and costs $40.00. Of course we bought it because we were not going back to Monticello empty-handed.

On our way out of town we stopped by River Street to pick up some candy and t-shirts. The first shop we walked into had a green Sand Gnat hat (adjustable) and a matching shirt. Long story short, we picked up both, returned the overpriced fitted hat, and had a very happy little boy when we arrived home. Later that afternoon we played baseball in the backyard. Mason wore his Sand Gnats gear and beamed from ear to ear.

Mike lives in North Florida with his wife, two children, two dogs and a cat missing a piece of her ear named Sadie Mae.   He is a 30-something guy trying to balance family, work, gardening, travel and his love of food.  When the kids are asleep and the house is quiet he writes two blogs,  Black Coffee & Bourbon chronicles the daily circus that is his life, and Sweet Tea & Bourbon which documents his foodie adventures.



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