I've always loved the mountains. My family had a place in Wintergreen in the Blue Ridge Mountains when I was a kid, and I just adored being there, no matter the weather. It didn't matter if I was hiking, skiing, or just standing on an overlook, I loved it. So it seems so odd to me, living in the mountains as I am, how much I miss the ocean. Especially seeing as how I grew up in the suburbs, nowhere NEAR the ocean. I'm not going to lie, my vague post-VISTA plans right now definitely involved the coast.