Needless to say, all of Alex and Charlie’s friends can’t all fit here. But between Happy Valley School, Scotts Valley Middle School, Scotts Valley High School and soccer, there were quite a few we all knew pretty well. And a pleasure it was too!
NB. In the unlikely event that any of Charlie’s or Alex’s friends (or their parents) actually makes it to this page, the selection below is in no particular order of priority. They are just photos we like.
The boys are constantly inviting their friends over, typically asking
the parents once the invite is accepted! That’s an exaggeration, but
parents will know what we mean.
More soccer, and a little explaining is in
order. Cameron too is a friend from school and soccer. All three are wearing Manchester United shirts.
behind them Chelsea are playing ManU, and losing! Hence the cheers.
also enjoy tourism, in small doses it must be said. Here is Ean with
them again in Carmel at the Basilica of Mission San Carlos Borremeo del
Rio Carmelo, founded by Fr. Junipero Serra in 1770, second of the 21
missions that dot California.
But do they enjoy doing their homework?
Well, truth to tell, sometimes. Other times, there’s a certain
encouragement needed. “You will not play soccer unless you do your
homework!” Anton is their partner here, probably before a carpooled
And does Charlie enjoy singing in concert at school? here he is with
Bradley, a good buddy who is now attending a different school. As he’s
still in Santa Cruz, they still hang out together.
Here are Alex and Galen (in white) on the attack. Friends on and off
They also love to go out for dinner on the weekend with friends
along. Here they are with Anton at Marie Callendar’s in Capitola.