So tonight my wife and I got to walk around downtown Portland and caught a beautiful moment with the city Christmas tree. The air was cold, she was happy, and the tree complimented the deep blue sky. Somehow though it felt like we weren’t actually two adults choosing how to spend the holidays by visiting the northwest. I felt like we were in Home Alone 2. Not going home for Christmas only made us two kids experiencing the forbidden excitement being alone in the big city. Any minute our parents would find us and the gig would be over.