Some of my fondest memories of my youth are of family vacations. My Dad was (and still is) really into owning real estate. I think he felt like he needed to own a home in every state in the southeastern United States (and he just about did). He and my mom love to travel. When I was growing up, we had a mountain house in Tennessee. I am the one on the rock getting splashed by my sister. I love those cold mountain whitewater rivers, climbing on the slippery rocks.
Tennessee is on my list of places to spend a few months as a travel nurse. I have a looong list.