For an example of somebody with an incredible amount of talent, and entirely too much time on their hands, see Main Street in Ruins.
I'm sure you've seen detailed mini-villages that go along with model railroads, but this guy has gone a few steps further. His town is huge, incredibly detailed, and has been hit by disaster. Brilliant modeling, great photography, and a sick sense of humor - what a combination!
(And, if you like, you can click from there over to "Main Street Restored", but it's not nearly as much fun.)
Meanwhile, hope your Thanksgiving was pleasant.