Vacations are supposed to be periods of rest and relaxation - times to spend with the ones you love. But, they don't always work out the way they're planned.
The Sullivans have been forging tirelessly toward that goal, and are finally able to get out of town. With their kids and an overactive Asparagus, they're heading to Cape Cod and the glorious sandy beaches.
Demanding careers, a ridiculous neighborhood, the unstoppable march of time, and some poorly governed organisms have crescendoed enough to have them considering big changes. So, time away couldn't come soon enough, even though the timing might not be so hot.
With their oldest daughter heading into her last year of high school, God only knows how many more of these trips there might be. Going another summer without time away would be unbearable, so it was now or never.
An obstinately administered set of state policies and rampant tax increases were killing families in their state. Regardless of their endeavors, their slice of the pie was dwindling into nothingness.
Even with a forthcoming promotion, finances were always unsettled, and quality of life wasn't keeping pace with constantly contrived fees. Grounded in their faith and their love for one another, the family survived. Though, their traditional values were still being confronted by remnants of the failed coup, and new age of uninformed enlightenment.
Zealots in the state were hostile to the successes of the individual, and were still living under the delusions of the prior administration's divisiveness. But the Sullivans held on knowing that they weren't the only ones who hadn't found "every man for himself", in the Bible.
Finally able to escape the restraints of their jobs and relative lack of opportunity, it was finally time to start relaxing. Leaving their worries behind for a destination full of sun, would be all any of them could ask for.
Spending time with loved ones and reestablishing familial connections were anticipated and long awaited…
But, what happens when things don't go as planned?
What gantlet of challenges would have to be endured when things go haywire?
When traffic, weather, communication and other challenges serve to derail them, how will they respond?
Forces beyond their initial understanding begin to take hold and will send them on a journey they never intended.
Perhaps this will be where they begin learning where their hearts reside.