summer vacation is about to start. Greg is looking forward to relaxing and having fun. his mom, Susan decides she want the family to go on a road trip. she really wants the family to bond. so Greg, Rodrick, Manny, mom, and dad begin there adventure.
the road trip begins with Rodrick and the boys in the back seat. Rodrick is reading underpants bandits. finally, the family ends up stoping at a dirty motel.
the motel is hardly a great place. its run down and not the best vacation spot. Rodrick is sent to pick up groceries for the family. Rodrick comes back with only snack food and then locks it in the safe thinking it was a microwave.