While attempting to clear the kitchen of unnecessary clutter, Carrie discovers an old, unopened wedding gift in a cupboard. It's a gravy boat from Doug's cousin Ron and his wife Marcia. Inside the gravy boat is a check for $1500 from the couple that they never knew about. They set their sights on using the money to take a vacation to New Orleans, but when Doug's cousins find out about it, insist that they take them along for the trip. Doug and Carrie can't imagine anything worse, so they attempt to sneak off on their trip without letting the cousins know about it.