Thought I'd jump in and say Hi from Northern California!
After being out of photography for about 20 years, I decided to get back into it about 3 years ago and bought myself a K100D (with an 18-55 & 100 Macro lens). Some of the best money I've spent in a long time!
Here I am, 3 years and about 12,000 photos (they sure add up, don't they?) later, I'm finally joining up!
Welcome to the forum. There is a wealth of knowledge here that will surely help you out. even though you have had your K100D for awhile I would suggest that you check out the DSLR section if you have any questions on your camera. I used that camera for a year before upgrading to the K20D and it really is a great camera.
Welcome to PentaxForums! Whether your interest is dSLR & lenses, film, medium (6 x 7, 645, and 645D) format, subminiature (110), or collecting vintage bodies & glass (Spoties, Taks etc) or a combination of the above, you are at the right place. I'm looking forward to seeing some images from NorCal.