All the natural beauty aside, the highlight of my visit to Grandfather Mountain was driving around yet another hairpin turn and finding that this one had a name: Forrest Gump Curve! We stopped and took some photos and read the signage. Turns out that this was the spot where Forrest is running (cross country), and looks over his shoulder and realizes he's got a growing entourage.
Sure enough, when we got home, we rented and watched the movie again. Life really is "like a bowl of cherries!".