Last week, former President George W. Bush reentered the headlines after maintaining a low profile since he left office more than four years ago to attend the dedication of his presidential library at Southern Methodist University. Also in attendance were President Barack Obama, and former presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter.
After leaving the Oval Office, Bush charted a course that has led him to keep a mostly private life. Aside from his role in the creation of the library, Bush also appears to be spending his retirement as an amateur painter. Photos of his work went viral earlier this year after a hacker breached emails from the former president's family.
Although presidents certainly have their perks in retirement, including a generous pension and the ongoing protection of Secret Service agents, nothing quite compares to life in what is considered the highest office in the land. Explore how other presidents have shaped their retirement after they leave the White House.