We did learn one difficult lesson, however. When red flags are posted at the beach, don't risk playing in deeper water! One moment my husband was body-surfing, the next he got smashed by the waves into the ocean floor. One doctor visit later, he had a sling to wear and painkillers to ease his pain--and the red flag was replaced by a black one. No swimming allowed. His torn shoulder still reminds him of that day.
Afterward, we heard several stories of much worse outcomes of getting rolled by the waves, so we thanked God for His protection. The remainder of our holiday continued to be enjoyable if not as adventurous, and we hope to visit Mexico again soon.
Have you had an unexpected incident while on vacation? What happened? I'd love to hear your stories.