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Dave Price Returns!

"Early Show" Weather Anchor Dave Price finally reached the finish line in the weeklong "No Way Home" series on Friday. Dave entered the plaza in grand fashion, with a big crowd of fans cheering him across the finish line. Duffle bags of coats topped and filled his rental car - all donations from across the U.S. for the "No Way Home" Jacket Drive, inspired by one viewer's story.

All week long Dave has been working his way across the U.S. Last Friday, he set out from Anchorage, Alaska, with a backpack, $50 and a Windows Phone. He would have to depend on the kindness of strangers to help him get home.

Special Section: "No Way Home"
PICTURES: Dave's Big Welcome Home
PICTURES: "No Way Home" Jacket Drive on the Road
"No Way Home" Drive for Jackets
PICTURES: Warmth from Around the Country
PICTURES: Dave's Daunting Day
PICTURES: Dave Moving Faster
PICTURES: Dave Travels North to Go South
PICTURES: Dave Finds Work in Alaska
PICTURES: Alaska Start for Dave

You can watch highlights of his trip -including how the jacket drive began -- below.

But how -- and why -- did he do it?

After making his exuberant return to the plaza, Dave spoke with his fellow "Early Show" anchors about his journey, saying, though he enjoys his job, he loves being out on the road, meeting people and hearing their stories.

Click on the video below for more with Dave on his amazing, cross-country effort -- and the new purpose his journey found in collecting coats for the needy:

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