Hey there, welcome. Be careful of that "adgeiser" fella, he's a solid boater but his beta, well that's a long story and differs greatly based on who's telling it.
Actually he's one of my best boating buddys. You'll find some of the best people, anywhere, right here on the rivers in Colorado.
So are you fully gear'd up? What kind of boat you have? How soon you looking at getting out on the water?
I know what it's like moving to a new area. Hope to meet up and paddle with you soon.