WASHINGTON – President Bush and several relatives are capping what he called "a little family affair" this weekend at Camp David with an early Easter dinner on Sunday.
"I'm looking forward to it," Bush told a Jefferson City, Mo., audience earlier this week.
Bush and his wife, Laura, departed the White House on Thursday afternoon to spend four days at the wooded presidential retreat of rustic cabins in the Maryland mountains. Along with the first lady's mother, Jenna Welch, the weekend gathering includes the president's parents, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara; his sister Doro Koch and her husband, Bobby; and his brother, Marvin, and his wife, Margaret.
On Sunday, the clan was sitting down to an early midday meal of two kinds of ham, spinach salad, macaroni and cheese, asparagus, deviled eggs, fresh fruit and biscuits. For dessert, they were choosing between double coconut layer cake and lemon curd trifle with fresh berries.
Bush returns to the White House around lunchtime on Sunday.
The annual Easter Egg Roll was being held on the grounds the next day. Mrs. Bush was making an appearance but the president was not. He scheduled an event on taxes in Sterling, Va.