WILMINGTON, Del. — One other workweek had come to an finish, and women and men all through Delaware returned to their properties for a couple of days away from the workplace. One in every of them simply occurred to be the president of the US.

As he had completed numerous occasions in his lengthy profession in public workplace, Joseph R. Biden Jr. returned to the Wilmington suburbs from Washington on Friday — this time, because the commander in chief.

Consistent with the overall tone of his presidency to date, little commotion ensued.

There have been no Twitter outbursts or golf outings, although the winter climate wouldn’t have allowed for hitting the hyperlinks anyway. There weren’t many Biden sightings, both. As a substitute, it was a weekend the place Mr. Biden was in his most pure state: at residence in Delaware, the place everybody appears to know everybody, the brand new president included.

Requested his plans for the weekend, Mr. Biden advised reporters, “To see my grandchildren and to hang around with Jill to get the remainder of the stuff we’ve got to maneuver from our home to the opposite home,” referring to the primary woman, Jill Biden, and their new residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The White Home stated he would additionally watch the Tremendous Bowl.

A couple of issues had modified since Jan. 19, the day earlier than his inauguration, when he declared he would “all the time be a proud son of the state of Delaware” and left for Washington. For one factor, he returned aboard Air Pressure One — a far grander mode of transit than the trains he would journey to Washington and again in his many years as a senator.

The journey was Mr. Biden’s first on Air Force One as president, although he was aboard a Boeing 757, not the bigger, iconic 747. The flight from Joint Base Andrews took simply 25 minutes — a big enchancment over Amtrak’s Acela service, which takes about 3 times as lengthy to get to Wilmington from Washington.

Air Pressure One whooshed overhead and landed at New Fort Airport close to Wilmington shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday as Rob Hicks, 27, and his brother, Kyle Hicks, 25, watched from the again of a pickup truck behind a Burger King simply exterior the airport.

For the brothers, who work at their household’s plane components firm, the brand new president was not the primary attraction, although they spoke positively about him. They have been drawn extra by the prospect to see his airplane.

“For those who go searching, many of the world simply retains occurring, however then you definitely get aviation geeks like us,” Rob Hicks stated. “Perhaps it’s a bit bit about Biden, however not a lot. It’s extra concerning the airplane itself and Air Pressure One and what that carries.”

Whereas they may have counted as a modest welcoming committee, there was little fanfare to be discovered throughout the president’s go to, which came about as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grip the nation. On the airport, a big banner provided an enthusiastic welcome — to not Mr. Biden, however to Frontier Airways, which begins service to Orlando, Fla., this week.

On a busy highway not removed from the president’s residence, digital highway indicators alerted drivers {that a} close by road — Mr. Biden’s — was closed to by way of visitors. However there have been few different indications {that a} residence belonging to the president of the US was close by.

There stays, nonetheless, appreciable Biden delight in Delaware. A part of that stems from his ubiquity in such a small state — the nation’s second smallest by land space, after Rhode Island — which he represented within the Senate for 36 years.

After his election victory, a neighborhood brewery, Wilmington Brew Works, launched a beer referred to as Rail Automobile One in commemoration of his Amtrak commuting behavior. On the Westin lodge in Wilmington, steps from the place he gave his victory speech to a drive-in viewers, the restaurant has a Biden burger on the menu, with Swiss cheese, jalapeños and ketchup.

Since 2008, Janssen’s Market, a grocery retailer close to Mr. Biden’s home, has offered a sandwich named for him, that includes maple turkey, havarti cheese, arugula and champagne mustard. After the 2020 election, the shop started displaying a cutout of Mr. Biden, however took it down in early January. “There was an aged gentleman that began boxing him,” the shop’s proprietor, Paula Janssen, defined.

The sandwich lives on. “It’s a preferred sandwich as a result of it’s simply really a pleasant sandwich,” Ms. Janssen stated. “But it surely’s gotten much more in style since he received the election, that’s for certain. I get individuals taking selfies in entrance of the signal.”

For these looking for greater than a chunk to eat, the Delaware Tourism Workplace has put collectively what it calls the President Biden Driving Tour, with a number of Biden-related locations across the state, together with a relaxation cease on Interstate 95 referred to as the Biden Welcome Middle and the Amtrak station in Wilmington, the Joseph R. Biden Jr. Railroad Station.

The president’s weekend produced solely restricted choices for brand new stops that might be added to the driving tour.

On Saturday, he visited Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists for X-rays as a follow-up to a foot injury he sustained in November. On Sunday, with snow falling, he attended Mass along with his granddaughter Natalie at St. Joseph on the Brandywine, a church close to his residence. He’s scheduled to return to the White Home on Monday.