Hi everyone. I’m Andrea, and I’m a Pediatric Pulmonologist in Indianapolis. I was born and raised in Washington state–the eastern side most people don’t know about. I graduated from high school in Spokane and left to go to upstate New York for university, then headed to western Pennsylvania (Go Pens!) for medical school. In 1996, I started my pediatric residency in Indiana and I’ve been a Hoosier ever since.
My parents owned a trailer; my dad lived in it while building roads in remote areas of eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana. I have great memories of picking huckleberries and learning to ride a dirtbike while at a campground. And it wasn’t just trailers: I loved sleeping in tents as well. One of my favorite vacations was tent camping my way from Spokane to Washington, D.C. with my college friends Mike and Brian. We had a blast in Yellowstone and many other places along the way.
But, tent camping is not so fun when you’re middle aged. So, in 2015 I bought my first trailer, pictured above in Charlestown State Park (southern Indiana), and my first Superduty truck, an F-250 I named Bruce. I’ve been enjoying RVing ever since. Bruce has been replaced by an F-350, Rory, and I now have a fifth wheel, which is much easier to tow.