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a long dirty hike through Joshua Tree {Wet-Nap}

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I love living in the desert, I really do, but it can get quite dirty, especially with kids. We’re the type of family who likes to get outside so when a very rare rainstorm swept in and brought the temperature down, we headed to Joshua Tree to do a little hiking and camping.  Needless to say, I stocked up on water, sunglasses and Wet-Nap before we headed down the road. joshua tree #showusyourmess #pmedia in_the_know_mom It’s windy here in Palm Springs, which is why my house lies on the perimeter of a wind farm and it kicks up a LOT of sand into the air.  Leave the windows open and you’ll soon see a thick layer of sand and other sediment forming on all things flat.  It’s the nature of the desert, like scorpions and tumbleweeds.

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When my family was just but 3 we camped ALL of the time.  Baby Gabriel threw a wrench into that idea with his wild child attitude but I decided it was high time to get back out in the tent.  He’s 18 months now and considerably easier to travel with.  Since it was his first time, I stayed close and kept the trip short. joshua tree california #showusyourmess #pmedia in_the_know_mom Joshua Tree National Park is located on about 800,000 acres in Southern California.  It’s known for its Joshua Trees (from the Yucca family and also a U2 album), climber-friendly rock formations, eclectic desert wildlife and clear skies full of stars (not so clear on this stormy/overcast day though).

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When God gave me a girl and a boy, he really gave me a girl and a boy.  Savannah is quite a girly girl and then there is Gabriel — aggressive, loud, messy… like cover-me-in-grape-jelly-and-roll-me-in-the-dirt kind of messy.  He always prefers to be outside, especially in the dirt.  Naturally, he loves Joshua Tree! joshua tree california #showusyourmess #pmedia in_the_know_mom

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Life can be very messy and that is okay!  On all of our adventures I carry Wet-Nap products which are portable, reliable and smell oh so great.  Throughout this entire trip I heard myself say, “where are the Wet-Naps?  Get me a Wet-Nap!” over and over.  Not only were both of my kids dirty, but they were scratched up.  Rough and tumble kids they are, Wet-Nap wipes are amazing for us as they are anti-bacterial. #showusyourmess #pmedia in_the_know_mom joshua tree california

Before your next trip, grab some Wet-Nap at Walmart.  Find them in the napkin aisle or near the pharmacy in the baby wipes aisle.  Use this coupon for $.55 off any Wet-Nap product and get going!  Offer good while supplies last.

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4 Comments

  1. August 4, 2014 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    I LOVE Wet Naps and have them with me at all times. You never know when you are going to need to clean something up and they are just so handy!

  2. Angela S
    August 4, 2014 at 4:18 pm — Reply

    I am loving your pictures! Wet Naps are great and I bet go through a lot of them in the desert.

  3. August 4, 2014 at 4:38 pm — Reply

    Wetnaps are a must with kids, especially camping! These are a great for being on the go!

  4. August 5, 2014 at 7:08 am — Reply

    Oh wow, those are beautiful photos. The sky in that first one is stunning! And yes, we take those everywhere, it’s funny how much they come in handy!!

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