Lorelai and Rory are buying sacks of nuts at Hayden's Nuthouse, a roadside nut attraction. Lorelai says that she loves road-trip food, and that there isn't anything better than what they serve at Hayden's Nuthouse. I beg to differ, Lorelai. If you take a road trip to Austin, Texas, just outside of Bastrop you'll see a pecan store. Right there on the sign it boasts: "WE BUY, SELL CRACK." Whee! Road muthafuckin' Trip, my friends. Hayden's Nuthouse looks like a petting zoo. Lorelai says that if she were in a rock band and on tour, she'd make the bus driver stop at every Hayden's Nuthouse. Rory says, "Wow. Your Behind the Music is going to be really long."
Back inside the Jeep, Lorelai decides to call Sookie on her cell phone. Since Sookie has no idea that the wedding's off -- and possibly even Max doesn't know that the wedding is off -- Lorelai has decided to tell Sookie, and to have Sookie tell Miss Patty, so that everyone else can spread the rumor for Lorelai and save her from actually having to do anything. Everyone's got to go and return presents and everything, and Lorelai just sits around with her sack of nuts. As the credits roll, I notice that Amy Sherman-Palladino's name is nowhere to be seen this time. She didn't write it, direct it, produce it, or executive-produce this one. She's been reduced to "Created By." Also, Lorelai can just take off from the inn for a few days? Nice job. Lorelai tells Sookie that she and Rory both still love Max, but that to figure everything out they'd have to dig up Freud and have him work on Lorelai for a few weeks. I can't believe Sookie's not crying or anything. She's not telling Lorelai that she's just got cold feet, or offering to call Max and talk to him. Nothing. Lorelai tells Sookie she hopes she didn't get too far along on the cake. Sookie says she's been so busy she really hasn't even had time to get to the cake. She walks up to a five-layer beauty and starts cutting into it, serving slices to all of the cute men that work in her kitchen with a wave, like, "Might as well. It's not for a wedding anymore." Lorelai says she would have "killed herself" if Sookie had worked really hard on a cake for nothing, but she says it without any real emotion. Because she doesn't really care. Lorelai hangs up. "You were a good cake, Clyde," Sookie says with a grin. "Never should have named you." Ah, Sookie. When will you get your episode?
Lorelai warns Rory, "That had better not be a map." Rory pouts and mumbles, "Sorry, but I am openly defying your no-map policy." Rory says she doesn't want to sleep in the dark in the Jeep in a couple of hours. Lorelai moans that Rory didn't inherit Lorelai's sense of adventure. Rory says that they're headed towards Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Lorelai says that she has a friend (whose name she can't remember) who lives there and opened up a Bed and Breakfast. How convenient! Rory moans about the B&B, and Lorelai says it's supposed to be really cool. "That's like saying an understated Nicolas Cage movie," Rory says. She goes on about Captain Corelli's Mandolin, shouting, "Bella Bambino at two 'o clock!" Lorelai says that the place is supposed to be cool and that each of the rooms is supposed to be decorated in a weird style from a different century. Rory says they should go. She tells Lorelai to call first. Lorelai won't, because that would compromise their sense of adventure.