#1 Son and I braved the after-Thanksgiving sales, and have safely returned to base.
The stores were crowded, but not mobbed. The feeling of agoraphobia that I'd felt in the past wasn't there.
Boy, howdy - there are deals. We weren't even there at the crack of dawn, and there are deals. A bunch are advertised as "Price good through weekend".
BJ's was pretty empty. We were out of Red Bull, and got through the non-existent checkout line faster than we'd ever done.