For our last full day on vacation we drove to Bryson City, NC for lunch and some shopping. First we went to CJ’s Grille and ate outside with a nice view of the mountains. They had a great special on wings, and so I ordered some hot, Cajun garlic, and honey mustard BBQ, and I traded one wing with my brother-in-law for a lemon pepper wing. All of them were good. If you visit Bryson City, then I recommend CJ’s Grille (Facebook, Maps).
During the meal a cat was relaxing near our table. I was impressed that he was not intimidated unfamiliar people or the busy atmosphere. Being a cat lover, I gave him a few scraps. While we were leaving he wasted no time in claiming our leftovers. He was not even shy about it. A waitress told my father that he is a community cat and that various people feed him and take him to the vet. I do not know whether or not he has an official home, but people do care for him. He seems happy with his life.
After lunch we explored the town. I visited a used book store (always a good choice) and a chocolate shop with my sisters. We then returned to Fontana Village.