Ed and I walked the fire road with our Nordic walking poles today. I had bought Ed a pair several years ago, and we hadn't even taken the price tag off yet. So, I gave him the full knowledge of the course I took in Colorado. It amounts to plant your right pole by the forward heel of your left foot. Fortunately, this went a lot better than the roller skating lesson I gave him 30 years ago. He got the hang of it quickly, and I had a hard time keeping pace with him. It was great exercise, and we made terrific time up and down the hills. Coda, as usual loved it. Has there ever been a dog that didn't love to go for a walk?