Yancey County, all 300 square miles, of it is named for Bartlett Yancey a North Carolina politician promoted posthumously to the rank of "statesman." They were happier, more trusting days back in 1828. The city is named for Captain Otway Burns who served in the Navy in 1812 and got the state legislature to create the western counties of the tobacco obsessed state. Nowadays tobacco has lost it's cachet, and it's federal subsidies incidentally, and the good clean air of the mountains is all the rage.
92 in the shade is really more of a Key West type of temperature. She cooled off on the 20 minute drive back to the remote fastness of Celo.Where I put some Burnsville bought beer in the fridge for later. Wet cities, what a blessing!