Bush has always said he and first lady Laura Bush would return to Texas, but exactly where remained a bit of a mystery.
Would he go directly to his beloved ranch in Crawford? Or to his newly purchased home in the affluent North Dallas neighborhood of Preston Hollow?
The answer apparently is neither. White House press secretary Dana Perino announced today that when Bush's first stop after leaving office will be to head to his boyhood hometown of Midland for a welcome home event in the town square.
Eight years ago, in January 2001, Midland was the setting for the send-off event as then-President-elect Bush headed for the White House.
After the January 20th festivities in Midland's Centennial Plaza, Perino says Bush will fly to Waco on his way to spend his first night as a private citizen at his Crawford ranch.