I moved to Eau Claire, WI to attend college. Though it was just "the town I went to school in," six years later I consider it my home. There are so many aspects of Eau Claire that make me love living here. Summer, fall, winter, spring brings multiple events that I make sure I attend. Summer is filled with outdoor music concerts, the farmer's market, and local vendors selling their arts and crafts. Eau Claire welcomes in fall with beautiful colored leaves lining the Putnam Trail making it a scenic walk, run, or bike route. When winter comes around, downtown is filled with sparkling lights and holiday music floods the streets. With warmer weather, spring rolls in with the annual Eau Claire Full and Half Marathon. This brings many runners in from the Midwest to compete. These are my favorite parts of Eau Claire, each part making the city connected.