RNC: Delegates enjoy Tampa during 'snow day'

Inside funky Gaspar’s Grotto, where a shot and a beer cost $2 and lusty pirate statues rule the roost, members of the Maryland delegation to the Republican National Convention were doing lunchtime battle — and winning — with heaping plates of Cuban sandwiches and steaming bowls of paella.

Alternate delegate from Baltimore County, Maryland Gloria Murphy passes out Mardi Gras style beads to fellow to people as she and other delegates from Maryland take shelter from the spotty rain at Gaspar's Grotto as tropical storm Isaac delays the kickoff of Republican National Convention. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Alternate delegate from Baltimore County, Maryland Gloria Murphy passes out Mardi Gras style beads to fellow to people as she and other delegates from Maryland take shelter from the spotty rain at Gaspar's Grotto as tropical storm Isaac delays the kickoff of Republican National Convention. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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