The mysterious case of the missing South Carolina governor may be solved.
A spokesman for Gov. Mark Sanford said he checked in with his staff and was surprised by the attention he was getting for his trip, and will return to work on Wednesday.
Mark Sanford left the governor's mansion in a black SUV on Thursday and had not been seen since.
He even missed Father's Day with his four boys.
A spokesman for the governor said he was hiking the Appalachian trail to "kind of clear his head."
The state's lieutenant governor did not know where Sanford could be found.
But he says the governor is still capable of running his office with modern technology.
"I am ready take over if that situation were to arise," said Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer. "But in no way am I trying to usurp the governor's powers. If people think they need to talk to somebody, at this point in time while the governor is out of town, I would be glad to try to help them with their problems, but right now as far as I am concerned, he is still in control."
Sanford was called the nation's most vocal anti-bailout governor when he refused to accept the stimulus money.
But he recently lost that battle in the South Carolina Supreme Court.
And on Wednesday, the Republican-controlled state legislature overturned ten of the Republican governor's vetoes.