Hey Rodger, I hear you.
* Appalachians is a good area - a large area -- that is quite scenic. Fun getting in and of GA airports from Northern AL all the way up to WV & PA.
* New England is also nice because you have (what they call) mountainous terrain, certainly not what you are used to, and a lot of coastline and lakes.
* As a third option, I like the coastal areas along the mid-Atlantic states: VA Capes & Chesapeake Bay are fun, and also NC has some pretty areas - Pamlico Sound and Albemarle Sound which are just inside the Outer Banks and Hatteras areas.
If get tired of that, go on down to the great state of Louisiana, way on down to the Cajun part of it in the south. You can fly crews out to oil rigs offshore, if you are into that, or maybe you prefer seaplane adventures.
I also like the Florida Keys from time to time, and the Bahamas when I am feeling like I need some virtual fun in the sun.