The Call of the Mountains, the Call of the Alps
The urge to take my car, drive up to the mountains and do whatever I feel like to do there is one of the most relaxing activities I could ever do.
The "call" from the mountains is something that actually comes from within. When you feel you want to be alone you find your loneliness. When you feel you want to stay with people you take a couple of friends and talk with them, without any distractions or external thoughts that destroy your attention (namely: your phone. No internet connection in the mountains!).
Hiking, climbing, taking a bath in the creek, exploring the wilderness and reaching the top of the highest mountain. This is the real stuff for me and there is no such thing as the mountains where I can do this.
Oh, and here are some pics we took during our trips in the Italian Alps: