This was the “guard” outside a welding/art studio/antique shop we stopped at on our way back home after our Niagara Falls road trip this summer.

The shop was closed….but it had Optimus Prime to guard it…..(Nate will correct me, “THAT’S NOT OPTIMUS PRIME!! THAT’S NOT OPTIMUS PRIME!!!” when he gets up.)….so with a good guard like that, I suppose that everything was safe.

I guess this might have been in Vermont? Jenny will remember…..

Anyway…..the shop had all these welded sculptures out front ….made out of old car parts…..bits of other machines….and a lot of unidentifiable metal.

Just out in front of the shop.

Who is going to walk off with a Transformer that weighs 5 tons, anyway?

It was pretty cool….and a small regret that the studio/shop wasn’t open.

I wanted to talk to the guy who made all this stuff. (“Guy”? It could have been a “gal”, too. I wanted to talk to this amazing artist.)

That’s one of the things that’s so great about traveling….seeing things you haven’t seen before.

But, sometimes….it helps me see all the familiar things at home in a fresh light, too.

We just need to shake it all up every now and then.

It’s strange….when I’m home, I want to go…..and when I “go”…..sometimes all I can think about is getting back home.

I’m a hard one to satisfy.

Figuring out what you want….and then sticking to the plan… kind of hard.

Even if you’re a grownup.


About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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