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What did Al Roker think of his stop in Spokane?

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Al Roker in Riverfront Park. Photo by Myk Crawford Al Roker in Riverfront Park. Photo by Myk Crawford
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokanites got up early Sunday and endured some light showers to see Al Roker during Rokerthon 2 at Riverfront Park.

Sunday was day three of his week-long effort to beat the world record for reporting the weather in all 50 states.

“So far so good. And literally hundreds of people hanging out here for the weekend Today Show, it shows a lot of civic pride," Al says.

It was the first time for many to meet him in person.

“He's my favorite weatherman,” says Tavis Mabe-Stokes, an 8-year-old.

Many were also there to check items off their bucket lists – like taking a selfie with Al.

But Al also had some firsts.

“I’ve never been to Spokane before,” he says. “It's gorgeous. What I’m excited about is getting to meet new people but also to feed the hungry.”

Rokerthon 2 is also raising awareness and dollars for Feeding America.

So what kind of impression did Spokane make on Al?

“The downtown, it’s just really sweet. I love it. There’s great restaurants and a lot of night life. The Chinese lantern festival downtown in the park. Beautiful. You've got this great Spokane River running through the middle of town. It's really nice," he says.

His last stop will be in New York on Friday.

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