This evening, while my oldest son Eric and I have been in Austin, TX on a business trip we arranged to meet a couple of voiceover friends from Texas at a BBQ place called The Coupland Inn. We had a fabulous meal of all-you-can-eat-BBQ, catfish and much conversation about life experiences, radio, more life, animation, and voiceover. Dave DeHart drove over from Houston and Justin Barrett came down from Dallas. What a great joy it was to spend a good chunk of time this evening with these two talented men, gaining some insight into their lives and work. Both Eric and I had a truly delightful time.
I’ll update this post with photos once I receive the them from Dave and Justin each of whom brought a digital camera.
Update: My thanks to Justin and Dave for sending along these photos. Dave arrived first, so he took a shot of the outside of the restaurant as he walked up to the front door.
Before food arrived, Dave and Justin reached for their cameras. As you can see, Dave got the drop on Justin.
After the meal we asked a member of the staff to take a couple of shots.
And Dave took a final shot of Justin, Eric and me standing under the restaurant’s sign as we were leaving.
My thanks again to Dave and Justin to going to such lengths so that we could visit together. The only thing that could have been better is if we’d been able to spend more time together. But, we hope to get back to Texas again before too long and maybe spend more time while we’re there.