Re: Nothing surprises me in SF
San Francisco is my favorite American city - been there many times for work and pleasure. If you don't like getting on a boat, you might want to go to the Cliff House/Point Lobos/Seal Rocks Beach for a beautiful view of the ocean. There is a nice walk along the beach and a short, easy hiking trail there.
With your liberal sense of humor and very personal but non-judgmental writing style, you can pick up where author Armistead Maupin left off with his novel, "Tales of the City". This fun book, filled with characters living in an apartment in 1970's San Francisco, was made into a PBS Television mini-series.
Perhaps you, the Jewish Princess writer, and the young Haight girl (the one interested in ghosts) can all corroborate together and come up with a published best seller! I would be the first one in line to buy a copy.
Oh, be sure to let us know if you develop any kind of relationship (no matter how casual, although intimate would be better) with the Jewish Princess. She seems like a very interesting character. Also, let us know what you find out about ghosts. I had some weird experiences in my house several years ago that I thought could be a "spirit" of some kind.
Take care - looking forward to more tales from the colorful city of SF.