Jillian loved the sand. Like, really loved it. We had just put sunscreen on her and then she stuck her face right in the sand...and trying to dust it off was not happening. It would not come off for nothing! We did finally rinse it off with water at the end of the trip and had her leaning over the edge of the tailgate. The park rangers drove by at that moment and stopped to make sure she was ok. I think once they realized she wasn't in trouble and we weren't trying to drown her, they accepted our answer of, "we're ok!" They really looked skeptical.