George H.W. Bush released from hospital, preparing to travel to Maine

The former president was in the hospital for an infection.

Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from the hospital and is already making plans for summer travel.

Bush's spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted Friday evening the president was released from Methodist Hospital in Houston after being treated for an infection for two weeks.

"His doctors report he is doing well and is happy to return home," McGrath tweeted.

"Doctors said he'd be in the intensive care unit for a week or whatever," Neil Bush told KTRK last week. "He came back in two days. Who knows when he's going to come home, but he's doing much, much better."

The former president is already making plans to travel to Maine, where he has spent his summers annually for decades.

Barbara Bush died on April 17 at 92 years old after she left the hospital and decided to forgo further medical treatments for her failing health. The two had been married for 73 years -- the longest marriage for any president.

"He held her hand all day today and was at her side when she left this good earth," said Jean Becker, chief of staff at the former president's office.