Good to hear that you landed safely. With you being in Central time, I can't help you on your quest for the perfect bagel. Consider the search part of your new adventure :)
I've moved a lot. And I've learned by experience that it's true that "wherever you go, there you are." I've been able to fly under the radar briefly, but eventually "me" shines through. Bagels are good. I used to live on them! Have fun.