Ladies and Gentlemen, three cheers for Steve, who whisked me away to the Catskills.
The Catskills are mountains, which are large hills. Perfect for hiking (which is walking, but with less of a purpose, and much less dog crap and homeless people) First you hike up; and then you hike down. Only 2 hours outside of the city, the Catskills are home to snow, deer, trees, pensive thoughts, frolicking, and, most best, lots of large cheap antique stores.
Yes, I am pretty much dead with glee.