The Easter recess seems to have most lawmakers excited to escape the Beltway, even if only briefly -- and a handful of them took to Twitter this weekend to share their plans.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) tweeted on Sunday that he had already taken to the local slopes:

Skiing at Alta yesterday was a good way to re-charge the batteries. Went with my 9-year old daughter. So fun

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tx.) also took a break from his steady stream of posts about the economy to remark how nice it was to be back home in Austin:

Spectacular day in Austin; nice to escape the Beltway

Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Tx) -- who made headlines last week for shouting "baby killer!" during the healthcare vote -- seemed just as excited to get back to his home state:

Looking forward to heading back to Texas this weekend. It will be good to be back in West Texas

Between her prolific NCAA March Madness updates, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tweeted her plans to devote much of her free time to her family (her two daughters Maddie Esposito and Lily Esposito, are shown here):

These are my wonderful daughters. I'm stealing a weekend just for the three of us. The best.

But she quickly informed a constituent her recess was hardly a vacation: "No vacation, working in Missouri next two weeks."

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), meanwhile, returned to Arizona to celebrate his state's Navy Week:

Nice to be back at the Arizona Military Museum to celebrate Navy Week in Phoenix!

However, not every lawmaker seemed to be enjoying the opening days of their Easter recess.

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) tweeted on Sunday that he had just recently come out of surgery:

Had carotid artery surgery yesterday. Doing fine. Heading home today. Muskegon Mercy a great choice. Back full speed soon. See you soon.

And Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) arrived home considerably later than anticipated:

after great aunt's funeral in White Plains, stuck at Laguardia flight delayed to CO, wont get home till 230am!

(Cross posted from the Twitter Room)