Big Bird wants to visit Cousin Bird in California but he lives to too far for Big Bird to walk. Nina offers to take Big Bird on a road trip to visit Cousin Bird. Nina explains that they can even stop in different parts of the country to meet new friends and learn more about where they live. When Nina and Big Bird are packed and ready to go, Elmo mentions that he's going to miss Big Bird. Nina then comes up with an idea of calling Elmo while they're traveling so that he can still see Big Bird and meet new friends too.