Julia leaves Bill, then loses her bakery when her landlord sells the building. With rising rents, her only way forward is to accept a housesitting position on the Big Island of Hawaii. 

This she can do, but what she doesn't know is how to convince Rudy to come too.

An 80 year old Canadian shows her how to appeal to a fourteen year old, with some of Hawaii's compelling destinations. And Pele, goddess of the volcano doesn't keep a linear calendar.