We have our tried-and-true routes in the neighborhood down pat. There's South on Van Evera, which brings us past a field by a wooded area where Digby and Susie Q can do their business. There's the Summit route, which takes us along one of my favorite streets in the 'hood (it's very shaded). There's the Tourist Park trek, which is for longer walks but winds through woods and ends at a lake. The Beach walk is for sunny days when Mama has a lot of energy. Susie particularly likes to frolic on the sand. I just have to keep Digby on a short rope when there are kids and younger dogs around. They still haven't gotten used to surf yet. I wish they'd understand breaking waves aren't necessaily fatal to a dog.