Joan on the Range
Melissa takes the family to a Wyoming ranch for a week of roughing it, teasing that Joan can’t handle it. Joan takes the dare and tags along, but she may have bitten off more than she can chew.
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Every year, Melissa likes to go to a rustic ranch in Wyoming with Cooper and Jason for a week of roughing it. When Joan gets wind of their trip, Melissa teases that she couldn’t handle the outdoor life. Joan takes her up on the challenge and invites herself along for a week of ridin’, fishin’ and shootin’.
With no cell phones or internet, Joan is taken aback by how primitive life really is - a cabin with no locks on the doors, one towel to use all week, not to mention the pets and neighbors roaming in and out with no boundaries.
Melissa starts to regret having her mom come along when Joan arrives at the mess hall in jewels and fur. Joan is hardly ready to eat the large plate of BBQ ribs and corn on the cob with her hands but she digs in. Eager to fit in, Joan even agrees to take Cooper camping before they leave.
Horseback riding – a fear of Joan’s – is the next challenge. When she meets her horse, “Killer,” Joan braces herself for the worst. Joan on a horse proves to be a hilarious combination, as she attempts to keep her balance and her cool. If that wasn’t enough, Joan tries to handle a shotgun for a family session of skeet shooting. Pull!
The ranch starts to get the best of Joan. Her attempt at fly fishing ends with nothing on the hook and a face plant into the river. Wet and discouraged, Joan decides she needs a dose of civilization. Making a trip into town, she finds one of the few stores in the one horse town. She makes friends with a few locals and even helps them shop. Ah…retail therapy. She even manages to get sucked in to entertaining the locals at a cowboy bar.
Returning refreshed and revived, Joan realizes that she still has to take Cooper camping. After pitching the tent and making a fire, Joan realizes that she may have bitten off more than she can chew.