Savannah and Charleston Recap

I’ve been lazy. Maybe it’s the weather. Or maybe it’s the fact that my words can’t do justice to the beauty of Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina. Maybe I’m just BS-ing you to justify my lack of content. Probably that. But seriously, I like both cities that much. The people, especially.

Shoutout to Austin Long for connecting me with Peter Relic when I was in Savannah. After a failed attempt to get into SCAD, Austin tweeted to Peter, who then offered to show me around town.

We met in Forsyth Park and strolled through the historic district before eating some delicious Cuban food. I love how this trip is connecting me with some truly great people that otherwise I likely wouldn’t have met.

While in Savannah I also met three men working to elevate their club Savannah Clovers FC to the NPSL (I’m behind on making that video, too.) I love their attitudes. Basically, there was no team in town so they started one. Kinda like what I’m doing with this tour… just going for it. It’s equal parts crazy and admirable, but I feel it’s things like that which will ultimately grow the game.

Following an early morning drive to South Carolina I met up with Mike Buytas, the president of Charleston Battery’s main supporters club, The Regiment. We went to a local fish and chips place before touring downtown Charleston, especially The Battery.

I opted not to take my camera, which I kind of regret, but oh well. Just Google “downtown charleston” and you’ll see what it’s like.

Afterwards I met Ray Hawkins, capo of The Regiment, who graciously hosted me for the night. I got to meet some of his friends too. A few beers and a time change later, went to sleep toasty warm, anxious for my visit to the historic Battery stadium.