Do You Know About Finding George?

Dollar bill with tracking information from the web site www.wheresgeorge.com
Dollar bill with tracking information from the web site www.wheresgeorge.com | Source
Moonshine Yarrow and Blue Salvia in the gardens at the Salman Raspberry Ranch
Moonshine Yarrow and Blue Salvia in the gardens at the Salman Raspberry Ranch | Source
Hummingbird Moth with Red and Blue Salvia in the gardens at the Salman Raspberry Ranch
Hummingbird Moth with Red and Blue Salvia in the gardens at the Salman Raspberry Ranch | Source
Swallowtail Butterfly enjoying a Torch Lily (Red hot poker) in the Salman Raspberry Ranch gardens.
Swallowtail Butterfly enjoying a Torch Lily (Red hot poker) in the Salman Raspberry Ranch gardens. | Source

The Salman Raspberry Ranch in historic La Cueva, NM has a rich and marvelous history, and is stewarded by a beautiful family.

The gardens are open for visitors and they have people from across the globe visit each year. In late summer a fun family activity is visiting the U Pick It Field and filling a basket from one's own labor.

There is a homey cafe with several items on the menu, including Fidel's delicious rendition of Frito Pie, fresh salad with veggies from their gardens which is terrific with their raspberry vinaigrette; and yummy raspberry swirl ice cream, and delectable fresh raspberry pies seasonally.

The Ranch store has lots of wonderful items, and they also have a unique selection of gift baskets. And to add even more value to these perfect-for-any-occasion gifts, shipping anywhere in the U.S. is free. My favorite is the Lynn Gift Basket and you can see them all at www.salmanraspberryranch.com

Visiting this week to take some photos of the colorful gardens, I stopped in the store to browse. After making a purchase of some of their famous raspberry jam (a must to have on hand), I noticed something printed in red ink on one of the dollar bills as I was placing the change in my wallet. It had writing on it inviting me to visit a website and find out where this bill has travelled.

A fellow named Hank Eskin from Massachusetts has set up a web site designed to let you know where your paper money has been. It is called the "United States Currency Tracking Project," and if you register and put in the number indicated on the bill, you can pull up the Bill Tracking Report and see where its been.

My bill has travelled 12,831 miles in two years, 86 days, 21 hours, 23 minutes, at an average of 16 miles per day. The report says that this dollar bill is now 773 miles from its starting location. The initial entry was on April 2, 2010 in Nampa, ID. Before it ended up in New Mexico, it was "on vacation" with someone. The location was Agat, Guam. The closing entry says, "Thanks for updating the location of this bill. Please spend it again soon so we can continue to track it's travels."

That brought to mind something Bob Proctor says in the Secret presentation of Wallace D. Wattle's book, The Science of Getting Rich. Bob is talking about abundance and the natural laws of the universe, as he advises us to, "Keep it circulating." Good advice.

No telling where George might go from here, but I will be able to find out when next someone logs on and updates his whereabouts. Once I spend it, that is, and get him back in circulation. Who knows, he may cross paths with Waldo.

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KevinTimothy 4 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

Hi, now I have gotten one of these way back in 2003. My first thought was that the concept was really cool so I went to the website. I registered the bill, it was so simple, and I continued for about a year.

I haven't participated in it since then but I think this article has rekindled interest in Wheres George again. I'd recommend it to anyone. Its a scientific fun, so to speak.


Phoebe Pike 4 years ago

I saw a bunch of these bills lately... it's pretty interesting.


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Linda Compton 4 years ago from The Land of Enchantment Author

Hi KevinTimothy,

Thanks for sharing your experience! I'm glad your interest has been rekindled. I too think its kind of fun and interesting. I look forward to reading your hubs. Cheers, Linda


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Linda Compton 4 years ago from The Land of Enchantment Author

Hi Phoebe,

Wow, that would be something seeing a bunch of these. I too find it interesting. Thanks for sharing your experience with this.

Cheers, Linda

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