During the next couple of days, Kristi took me over the Golden Gate Bridge, through the appropriately happy Robin Williams Tunnel, and into Sausalito. We drove into the Marin Headlands and stopped at an old bunker to check out the bridge from a higher vantage point. We drove down the completely ridiculous Lombard Street, past Fisherman's Wharf, and into Chinatown. On the way we saw a Banksy high up on the side of a building. We went by the lavishly lit City Hall twice because it was so amazing, took in The Castro, and visited Coit Tower, which provided a gorgeous view of the city lit up like a jewel box.
Kristi is a non-stop storyteller; over 3 days I built my own impressions of San Francisco, overlaid with a map of her ongoing love story with the city. It was the best sort of immersion into a new place. I'll definitely be back.