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Free Wallpaper: With Love From Raymond

Hear ye! Hear ye! Starting this month, we will be offering our Raymond wallpapers in one larger resolution for your desktop and laptop, as well as another size perfect for your tablet. For February, we are also including a bonus wallpaper for your smartphone! So, what are you waiting for? Download one or all of ‘em and enjoy this sweet wallpaper featuring our most beloved reindeer, Raymond.

February 2018 Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper

To download the free wallpaper on your computer, click on one of the sizes above and then Control+click (Mac) or right-click (Windows) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

To save the wallpaper on a mobile device, tap on one of the sizes above, then press and hold the image, then choose “Save Image” (iOS) or “Download Image” (Android).

Enjoy this lovely wallpaper from Northpole.com!

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Free Wallpaper: Happy New Year!

Now that Christmas is over, all of us up here at the North Pole are celebrating the new year by taking a hard-earned break! We’re snuggled in our cottages watching movies, drinking hot cocoa with LOTS of extra marshmallows, and enjoying the snowy scene outside. To help your new year start off on the right foot hoof, here’s a downloadable wallpaper featuring Raymond the reindeer!

To download the free wallpaper, click on one of the sizes above and then right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

Enjoy this wintery wallpaper from Northpole.com!

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Raymond Around the World: Chicago

So far this year we’ve told you about Raymond seeing the North American eclipse and exploring Chattanooga, TN. This past spring I had to travel down to Chicago for a conference, and since he had such a blast last time, Raymond asked if he could come with me. Most of the week was extremely busy because of the conference, but on our last afternoon in town, Raymond and I were able to get out and savour the beautiful weather.

Raymond Around the World: Chicago
Itching to leave the hotel and explore

As we tend to do in Chicago, we walked A LOT. Raymond and I had such a lovely time, enjoying each other’s company and the awesome Chicago architecture. It seems that everywhere you turn, there is another interesting building!

Raymond Around the World: Chicago
Walking along Michigan Avenue
Raymond Around the World: Chicago
Looking up again & again to take in the architecture

After we wandered for a bit, we grabbed lunch at Le Pain Quotidien where we had a delicious avocado tartine. Then, given the mild temperature and bountiful sunshine, we decided to head over Lakefront Trail via Maggie Daley Park.

Raymond Around the World: Chicago
Crossing over Columbus Drive on the pedestrian bridge to Maggie Daley Park
Raymond Around the World: Chicago
Looking back at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Prudential Plaza, and Crain Communications Building

Maggie Daley Park contains picnic groves, a play garden, tennis courts, a climbing wall, and lots more—some of which we saw as we made our way towards Lake Michigan.

Raymond Around the World: Chicago
Checking out the funky light structures in Maggie Daley Park
Raymond Around the World: Chicago
Double-checking where we were on the map

During our walk, Raymond and I kept seeing kiosks where you could rent a bicycle. As we neared Lake Michigan, we determined that it would be a lot of fun to ride along Lakefront Trail, so we rented one of the bright blue bikes.

Raymond Around the World: Chicago
Raymond is ready to ride

And off we went along Lakefront Trail!

Raymond Around the World: Chicago
DuSable Harbour made for a nice photo backdrop

Raymond wanted to steer, but I suggested that he just hang on and enjoy the ride. [Plus—if I’m honest—I didn’t trust his cycling skills, and I didn’t want to end up in the lake!]

Raymond Around the World: Chicago
Raymond holding onto our loaf of bread from Le Pain Quotidien for security
Raymond Around the World: Chicago
Peering across the water at Navy Pier, which we visited last time

We finished up our ride by going down the Chicago Riverwalk, which is next to the river down below the streets. It was peaceful there, and we saw gorgeous blooms on various types of trees.

Raymond Around the World: Chicago
About to turn onto Chicago Riverwalk
Raymond Around the World: Chicago
Watching the kayaks and boat make their way down the Chicago River
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Raymond Around the World: Chattanooga

As you know, during the off-season Raymond likes to take advantage of our downtime at the North Pole to travel around the world. You may recall some of the other places he’s been, including China, Atlanta, and Italy. This year Raymond and I had the opportunity to go to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and while there we knew two places that we absolutely had to visit: the Chattanooga Choo Choo and the Moon Pie General Store.

The Chattanooga Choo Choo is a historic hotel in the heart of the city. Long ago, it was an operational railway station known as Terminal Station. In the 1970s it was destined for demolition, but was saved and renovated as a hotel. Again in 2014, the Choo Choo’s property was renovated, and now the area also contains restaurants and music venues.

Raymond Around the World: Chattanooga Choo Choo
Outside the Chattanooga Choo Choo

As we walked inside the Choo Choo, we were immediately taken with the architecture and other sights in the atrium, such as the oculus, the old train switchboard, and miniature trains.

Raymond Around the World: Chattanooga Choo Choo
Raymond amazed that trains used to be routed by hand
Raymond Around the World: Chattanooga Choo Choo
Raymond liked that this train was his size!

When we were done walking around the atrium, we headed outside to where the train is located. The train cars are the hotel rooms, so we had to walk a little bit to find our car.

Raymond Around the World: Chattanooga Choo Choo
Standing in front of the Choo Choo
Raymond Around the World: Chattanooga Choo Choo
Walking between rows of train cars

As we walked down the corridor, we noticed that some train cars were actually shops! We passed by a diner and stopped in a quaint gift shop where we looked around for a bit. We admired all the Tennessee and Chattanooga themed gifts we saw there.

After some shut-eye and a yummy breakfast the next day, we headed out to explore some more. Since we knew that Chattanooga is the home of Moon Pies, we ventured out to find the famous cookies.

As we wandered through the city, we stopped in various shops, including a cupcake bakery, a glass blowing studio, and a peculiar store with a very unusual assortment of old books, yarn, and spinning wheels. When we stepped out of the bookstore, we spied our destination across the street—the Moon Pie General Store.

Raymond Around the World: Chattanooga • Moon Pie General Store
Time for some Moon Pies!

As we went into the Moon Pie General Store, our senses were overwhelmed with the scent of sugar and candy and every sweet thing. At last we saw our hearts’ desire—Moon Pies, large and small, in lots of different flavors! Raymond and I had no idea these cookies were available in flavors such as banana, strawberry, and coconut. We filled our bag with a few of each flavor. As soon as we left, we eagerly reached into the bag and ate a couple pies. (We were so busy tasting our new treats that we forgot to take a picture.)

Before we knew it, the time had come for us to head home. We wished that we had had time to visit some of Chattanooga’s other local attractions, such as Ruby Falls and Lookout Mountain, so we hope we can go back again soon.

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Mary

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Raymond Around the World: North American Eclipse

Earlier this year there was a total solar eclipse across part of the United States. Raymond and I were both really intrigued by this celestial event, so we headed south to the path of totality. The eclipse was pretty magical! It was bizarre seeing everything briefly go dark in the middle of the day, and the 360° “sunset” was breathtaking. Raymond and I were too mesmerized during totality to take any photos, but we snapped a few leading up to the main event.

North American Eclipse
Raymond made sure to protect his eyes
North American Eclipse
On the way to totality

Did any of you also see the eclipse in August? Let us know in the comments!

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