They Y has been such an integral part of our lives. It was our life line in a lot of ways. I got healthy there. But it's been my kids' social outlet. Their best friends are at the Y. So I've been very concerned about how to re-create this. It's only recently set in that I don't have to. Bend is very different from East Saint Paul. There are children playing EVERYWHERE. It's a very active, relaxed community. After visiting I don't think we're going to need the gym for a social outlet. I need a gym with weights that I can train at. That's it.
I did find some good options while out there. None of them are the Y. But I found one where we can all go to and I also found a good one where I was told I would be hired for spin instruction when we get there that has an excellent weight room.
So it will all work out. It will look differently then it has.
And I'm finally in a calm place about that.