Straight-laced Joy Miles thinks she’s taking a simple road trip to move her free-spirited mother-in-law, Loraine, from Louisville to Savannah. Complete opposites, the two women manage to tolerate each other—barely. Joy is consumed with work, an impending deadline and a high-stakes project. Reluctantly, Loraine, now widowed, is taking the next step in life, moving to a retirement community, no longer a preacher’s wife, but a woman on her own. Her insights about life and family tend to get under Joy’s skin, especially since Loraine’s words make Joy take a hard look at her own whirlwind life, her priorities, and what is really important to her.
As the weekend unfolds, with its many adventures, hilarious encounters and heart-to-heart revelations, the women come to see each other through new, appreciative eyes. Mile after mile Joy’s true affections for Loraine start to surface. She takes a front-seat-view of how this strong-willed woman is managing the emotional transition of learning to live life after losing her spouse. And despite their many differences, with light-hearted escapades at every turn, they discover how much they respect, and even need, each other.