What propels a man to leave his home? For writer Ken Nerburn it is not just a single event but rather "the accretion of little things" - fear of a future without real change, fear of his dreams of a better life disappearing with each winter snowfall.
Worried that his passion and spirit for life might dim if he does not set off one more time to literally test the waters of the West, Nerburn abandons the cold, stark and frozen landscape of northern Minnesota to drive down the coastal roads and highways from Washington state to southern California.
Riding shotgun, we encounter "Road Angels", regular and irregular folks along the way who show us both the good and bad in the world and beg us to rethink important questions about how the landscape of our homes effects every aspect of our being. In the end, Nerburn helps us uncover some unexpected and profound answers about the myths and dreams that shape our lives.