Contemporary husband and father takes his family on a road trip.
Nate, Robin and the kids are headed from Syracuse to Ft. Lauderdale in a janky mini van instead of flying. Between truckers, aggressive drivers and road side breakfast spots, nothing is really what it seems.
Having driven their van, 'Blue Thunder', into a ditch, it has to be repaired over-night. The Parkers stay at a nearby motel, Swift Stay Suites. What could possibly go right?
The Parkers are barely back on the road when Nate gets pulled over for driving under the influence. He's completely sober but somehow there's still some jail time involved.
Back on the road, the Parkers begrudgingly stop to eat at a nauseatingly, culturally insensitive, roadside restaurant and dinner theater called Conquistadors.
While the kids recover from acute food poisoning, the Parkers decide to get some rest at a southern B&B. They are treated to southern hospitality, southern customs and Russian vodka.
Instead of getting back on the road, Robin agrees to marry the southern gentleman Dr. Rob and his Russian bride but soon realizes that something is very, very, very, very wrong.
Blue Thunder is stuck in traffic. Nate and Robin take a stroll down memory lane about how they met and the kids learn an important lesson in 'too much information'. Seriously. Too much. Stop.
Nate needs to take a detour to Salvation, Florida where it's Christmas every day of the year - except on Christmas. Things get tense when the family discovers that Nate has been lying to them.
The Parkers finally make it to Ft. Lauderdale only to have Nate's plan of getting his job back completely unravel. Fortunately, at a nearby race track, there is hope