Well, in case you didn't know, John and JaNae met up with Kate and me for a Thanksgiving at Niagara Falls. There are a couple of other posts about the trip.
It turns out that Niagara Falls is a ghost town during November. Tourists just don't want to come when it's cold, it seems. Now, when I say "ghost town" I want you to understand that it was so empty we were wondering if the world had ended. After dinner on Thursday, we walked over to the falls. No one was on the streets. No other cars, no other people. As we walked, we passed a creepy building that was blaring Christmas music out of a staticy speaker. It was spooky.
When we walked a bit father, we saw a strange display of a bear holding four flags. American, Canadian, UK, and what I can only assume was the Flag of the United Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland. It was a green flag with a yellow mushroom cloud in the middle. A little farther and we saw a bear holding two little cubs...and stomping the head of a third. It was weird. They look like they were supposed to be cute instead of terrifying. Which made them even more terrifying.
The next day we decided to do a bit of exploring. The spooky building was a bit less spooky in the light of day, and it even said they had a free observation deck for you to look out over the falls, so we decided to go in and check it out. And it got even more spooky. It was a completely disorganized array of T-shirts, food stands, and abandoned equipment.
I want it noted that we weren't somewhere we weren't supposed to be. We didn't sneak into the employees only section. This was the store.