The journey began when Toy Robot was accidentally left at a roadside attraction somewhere west of Nevada City. He knew it would be a difficult undertaking if he was ever to get home to the boy. A great black bird carried him halfway across the desert and gently dropped him just outside Barstow. Birds can be kind but Barstow is about as far as some birds are willing to go. From there it was a series of adventures involving prairie dog cities, fast food drive through clowns, a lost one eyed cat and a drifter named Lenny. There was great joy and surprise when he finally arrived back to the boy. Toy Robot would never forget the kindness of those strangers who stopped to turn his windup key on the long way home.