Mom died, Dad lied. Nathan MacDonald lost his mother to a drunk driver and was uprooted to distant Minnesota and a father he never knew. One of his few new friends moves to Vegas and she sends the teen a one way ticket. Angus MacDonald intercepts his son’s mail but denies it, triggering an unexpected road trip in a stolen family car. Nate rescues two runaway sisters at a Nebraska truck-stop and the three head West with Angus soon in pursuit. Our travelers encounter handcuffs and handguns, break-ins and breakdowns as the crazy weekend unfolds. The cross country circus converges on a lonely spot in the Rocky Mountains, ground zero in a raging blizzard.