Lawmakers tweet from the road during Easter recess

Several members of Congress have tweeted their way through the congressional spring break.

Around 200 lawmakers are estimated to be on the popular social networking site. And most of them are writing about their work and travels in their home states.

Twitter only allows 140 characters for each tweet, which explains the lawmakers abbreviated messages.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) wrote he was at a "Sand dunes in Juab County" and posted this picture of himself standing in front of dune buggy with the message: "With 30-50,000+ people here this weekend this Sandbulance will be used....a lot!"

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) played an April Fool's Day joke on his followers, tweeting: "Just realized wisdom of massive gov't hc takeover. Now supporting it. Click here for more." The link leads to an April Fool's message.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) told followers he'd taped an interview for Fox News Channel's "Hannity" show, writing: "Appeared today in Salt Lake with Sean Hannity on his television show. Great show. Tune in to FOXNews at 7pm or 10pm MT to watch."

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tweeted about her travels around Missouri, writing: "Yesterday Monett, Harrisonville, Kansas City, St Joseph.Today Jeff City, Kirksville, Columbia. Great listening sessions w/small business."

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is also traveling and tweeting: "81peeps at Cresco. One of most vehement health reform discusions of break as to opposition."

And Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) reminded his followers of his upcoming town hall meeting: "I am looking forward to meeting with folks at Pike Road Town Hall at 4:30. Come on by!"