Today marks the beginning of KFest 2005 at our new venue, Rockhurst University in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.The day began with rainy weather, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of our attendees. Everyone seems excited to be here, greeting friends, acquaintances and new people with a smile and a hearty handshake.

By the time the afternoon rolled around, the rain had stopped and getting into the dorms began in earnest. We’re moving in, setting up our computers and getting a feel for our new surroundings. So far, all the feedback has been very positive.

The dorm rooms are just a little smaller than Avila’s but the beds are more comfortable. We also have access to TV rooms, ice machines — it’s a nice campus. The real test though begins on Wednesday, when we sample the offerings of the cafeteria.

This evening we made our annual trek to Sweet Tomatoes and then it was out to shop and stock up on pop, goodies and forgotten essentials, then rush back to the dorms to hang out with everyone. Tonight will be a late night, as we geek out with the Apple II.

Yeah, this is KFest. Wish you were here.