Letters From Leton: Hobnobbing With Friends

Where can you be and touch two states at the same time? Or three?

Where can you stand and see five states at the same time? Or six?

Well, if you have seen a certain Geico commercial, you’ve seen the Gecko stride the line on State Street in Bristol (Birthplace of Country Music) with one foot in Tennessee and the other in Virginia.

Drive a little further west to the Cumberland Gap and you can stand in three states (VA, TN and KY) all at once.

Go northeast and you reach the High Knob of Stone Mountain where you can see five states (VA, KY, WVA, TN and NC).

One more stop a little northeast and you come to Birch Knob Tower on Pine Mountain where you can see six states (VA,KY,WVA,TN, NC and OH) on a clear day.

A packed day like this works up an appetite, and lucky for you, there are a variety of local places to eat and grab a local brew. Then you can end the day under the stars listening to music at a local venue or festival.

Now, if only I could find a few friends to hob(knob) with who are willing to climb a few steps, I could have one heck of a day.

Stay safe and remember, to paraphrase Dorothy, there are lots of things to do around home.

– Leton


“Letters From Leton” is a blog series comprised of the weekly updates that Leton Harding – President, Chairman, and CEO of Powell Valley National Bank, shares with the Bank’s team members. These newsletters are full of uplifting anecdotes and intriguing insights that are applicable beyond the Bank, so we want to share them with you.