Amie & I drove up Saturday afternoon and the weather was perfect. It was just nice to get out of our regular routines. Had some great food and did a little shopping. Found 2 stores that were fabulous and worth the drive alone. One is called “Trendz”, it was full of unique home decor & gift items. I found an adorable bracelet there and it had my name all over it (not literately). The other store is called “Mary Janes” and it had a huge supply of “Vera Bradley” (if you like that look, I myself don’t really like the quilt look) and other great gifts and chatzkies. We drove by the Stanley Hotel, famous for it’s Ghosts who are guests there and the filming of “The Shining” with Jack Nicholson. There was a herd of Elk taking a break on their front lawn just sitting in the shade and yes, I missed that Kodak moment. After hanging out in town we got back to “Nicky’s” in time for the Piano Man – Ray to start. “Nicky’s” has been up in Estes Park for almost 50 years and it is right on the Fall River. Ray plays there every Friday & Saturday night. It’s old school and I love it, big leather club chairs and fireplace in the winter or outdoor seating in the summer. Many celebrities have been there – the tradition is to purchase a bottle of their Chianti and you sign it or draw on it and they hang it from the ceiling. It’s a great atmosphere for “my” age group – Amie wasn’t that impressed – LOL.