I grew up next to mountains and became enamored with wandering through them by whatever means available, feet, backpack, kayak, tram when available. California has endeared me to the beaches and forests as well. But the views! To eat lunch on the pass, looking 50 miles to each direction to the furthest peaks. And then on dark night in the late summer, the view is out of this world.
I have since fallen for the bay area for its weather, clean air, beer, whacky people, dynamic culture, and of course, bridges. At some point I would like to move up into SF proper.
While enjoying the all the incredible comforts of modern civilization (most of the time) and not sleeping or in lab, I seem to spend most of my time playing guitar, cooking, climbing, playing random sports, or on a good night out exploring the city.