I think I took French partially because my sister was taking it, and all the rest of the reason was because everyone else wanted to take Spanish "because it's so practical" and Latin "because it's a good base for other languages." And I like(d) being contrary.
I went to Italy in 2006 with a group of other high school seniors. We had day trips to Milan (where our flight came in), Assisi, Venice, a couple days in Florence, and a short day in Rome. We also went to Pompeii! I would love to go back to Venice, Florence, Pompeii, and Rome. I guess I want to take more pictures and see the sculptures and monuments and ruins again, but I don't know how I'd manage travelling somewhere without knowing the language or having planned tour guides. Seems like it'd be easier to sign up through a tour company. This is me (on the right) and a friend on the ferry to Venice:
And two pictures I took that I wish I had in better quality:
S. Pietro by ~cloudysoul on deviantART
LETOH by ~cloudysoul on deviantART
Boyfriend said if we won the lottery he'd want to move to Southern France. My French teacher in high school was from there and we got to see some of the photos of her "other home" (she went home in the summer). It looks like a beautiful area. I'd really just like to see as much as I can of the "highlights" of Europe. Funny that when it comes to the English speaking countries, I don't think there's much I'd want to see. The old stuff is just going to look like the most run down areas of Boston to me =P