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My two sisters and I thoroughly enjoyed a reunion in the Williamsburg area of Virginia.

We stayed in a beautiful setting with resident wildlife, this male mallard duck, or drake, is one of a number living there.

We stayed in a beautiful setting with resident wildlife, this male mallard duck, or drake, is one of a number living there.

Close enough, go away now.

Close enough, go away now.

Female mallard or hen.

Female mallard or hen.

This hen flew straight at me while I was taking pictures of the family of resident geese. She had apparently had enough of the drakes and the geese.

This hen flew straight at me while I was taking pictures of the family of resident geese.  She had apparently had enough of the drakes and the geese.

The resident geese family.

The resident geese family.

Tidying up after a swim.

Tidying up after a swim.

The Jamestown Settlement Museum, which has Exhibition Galleries, and replicas of the James Fort, a Powhatan Indian Village and the 3 ships that sailed to Virginia in 1607.

The Jamestown Settlement Museum, which has Exhibition Galleries, and replicas of the James Fort, a Powhatan Indian Village and the 3 ships that sailed to Virginia in 1607.

Ceremonial circle of carved wooden posts in the Powhatan Indian village.

Ceremonial circle of carved wooden posts in the  Powhatan Indian village.

The Village is based on archaeological findings at a site once inhabited by Paspahegh Indians, the Powhatan tribal group closest to Jamestown, and descriptions recorded by English colonists.

The Village is based on archaeological findings at a site once inhabited by Paspahegh Indians, the Powhatan tribal group closest to Jamestown, and descriptions recorded by English colonists.

Historical interpreters discuss and demonstrate the Powhatan way of life.

Historical interpreters discuss and demonstrate the Powhatan way of life.

The interpreters grow and prepare food, process animal hides, make tools and pottery, and weave natural fibers into cordage.

The interpreters grow and prepare food, process animal hides, make tools and pottery, and weave natural fibers into cordage.

She is making different dyes. She said that they are outside all year round, whatever the weather, impressive!

She is making different dyes.  She said that they are outside all year round, whatever the weather, impressive!

The largest ship, the Susan Constant.

The largest ship, the Susan Constant.

The Godspeed and Discovery.

The Godspeed and Discovery.

The Discovery, the smallest ship.

The Discovery, the smallest ship.

On board the Discovery, he is a retired pilot from a major airline, and having a wonderful time being an interpreter.

On board the Discovery, he is a retired pilot from a major airline, and having a wonderful time being an interpreter.

The Susan Constant.

The Susan Constant.

Farming outside of the replica of the James Fort.

Farming outside of the replica of the James Fort.

These birds had full run of the area and were fearless.

These birds had full run of the area and were fearless.

One of the houses inside the fort.

One of the houses inside the fort.