CRAWFORD, Texas – President Bush unwrapped Father's Day gifts Sunday at his Texas ranch where the skies let go a deluge of rain that turned roadside gullies into muddy ponds and closed the main road into this tiny Texas community.
From first lady Laura Bush, the president received several ties she purchased during their recent trip to Europe, White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said. Bush's twin daughters, gave him a CD they had made for him.
Bush spent the day with Mrs. Bush and their daughter, Jenna. Their other daughter, Barbara, was not at the ranch over the weekend.
In between showers on Saturday, Bush squeezed in a bike ride at his ranch. But Sunday brought a downpour so heavy that high water covered the road leading into Crawford. The local fire department blocked the road with fire trucks and turned back motorists.
Bush flew back to Washington aboard Air Force One later in the day.
On Monday, Bush is scheduled to attend a Republican National Committee luncheon in Washington, sign a bill and meet with NCAA championship teams on the South Lawn. On Tuesday, he meets with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.