Svobodomiselna, štirikrat poročena Marry Jo in njena dvanajstletna hči se podata na pot iz Missourija proti San Diegu v iskanju novega doma, ljubezni in življenja.
A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her weirdo boss. Meanwhile, the daughter, used to making the constant shifts, finds a fit at school including getting chosen for a play lead.