Friday, April 10, 2009
April 9- Mattaponi reservation
Dan, our son, had encouraged us to check this area out. A couple of years back he visited this place because of some environmental work he was doing in the area (actually involved trying to prevent the river, which flows by the reservation, from getting dammed up). Turned out that the museum was closed, so we checked out one of the pottery stores that was open. We did not stay long there, however, as they were starting to clean up two striped bass (still caught in the nets) that were lying on the floor in front of the counter where some pottery jars were displayed. We then went down to the river landing where some fishermen were coming in. We were told that they were fishing so that they could serve fish for the Easter breakfast Sunday after the sunrise service. We were encouraged to come back.