I set out with a drive through the Windsor tunnel into the USA. As soon as I went over to the USA side I was greeted by the first US Customs official. He asked the standard questions such as where are you going and for how long? I am relying on Grace to guide me so I said I was driving first to Nashville then Sedona and would be the USA for anywhere between a month and three months. So I'm sure that sounded a little flaky so on to secondary inspection I went to visit with the officials who are experienced, intelligent, firm and tough.
After about an hour of fielding numerous questions like why in the world would you go to Arizona in the summer, the official read my bio online and said "So you can get an answer to any question in life by sitting on a rock in Sedona?" I said "yes that is true". He said "It doesn't have to be Sedona does it? You can get an answer to anything by sitting with it long enough." "Yes that is true" I replied.
He then asked why I was going to Nashville. I told him that they were having good weather and I was attempting to avoid all the Tornadoes in the Midwest. So I would wait in Nashville until the weather cleared. He told me I was better off to drive due west first. It felt like direct guidance so instead of driving south towards Nashville I drove due west towards Denver. It turned out the weather didn't clear up in the Midwest and I would likely have encountered numerous tornadoes in the Oklahoma area. If I didn't head towards Denver I would not have made it to Sedona in time for the Saturday Pilgrimage.