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The Pedouins are coming!

The Harrison Family: Bill, Amarins, Cheyenne, Jasmine & Robin. What’s not to love?!
(Photo courtesy of Harrison family)

The Pedouins, a family of five that’s well into a 7,000 mile ride from Kentucky to Alaska, is set to arrive in Portland sometime in the next week or so. I’ve gotten several emails from readers who have been following their amazing journey and the buzz about their arrival is building.

“We set out to prove that it is possible for a blue collar worker and a stay-at-home mom to live their dream. A dream to show our girls this great country we live in.”

The Pedouins (named after the nomadic Bedouin tribe of course) are Bill and Amarins Harrison and their kids (ages ranging from two to six!) Cheyenne, Jasmine and Robin. On August 1, 2009, the family left their home state of Kentucky with $300 in their pockets. “We set out to prove that it is possible for a blue collar worker and a stay-at-home mom to live their dream. A dream to show our girls this great country we live in.”

Along the way, the family uses the open road as a classroom for the kids and relies on grassroots support and the kindness of strangers.

This family is hard not to love. Spend a few minutes at Pedouins.org and I think you’ll agree.

I’m hoping to hear from them to confirm, but word on the street is that they’ll be in Portland sometime next week. Stay tuned for announcements of house parties, BBQ’s and other fun ways to meet the Harrisons before they head north to Alaska.

For more about them, see this video clip from WBIR-TV in Tennessee:

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