This was one of the destinations I planned to get to along my journey to Texas where I was going to join my family to celebrate my mother’s 91st birthday. Tombstone was the point where I planned to work as a guide for the silver mine to get more travel money, otherwise I would not have made it to Texas. I had been to Tombstone five years earlier for one day and loved it. This was a great opportunity to spend more time there and having a job helped out. This also gave me the chance to expand my mining knowledge being Alaska and placer mining. I took some time to learn about hard rock mining.