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.

Ann Miller (left) an alternate delegate from Baltimore County Maryland receives Mardi Gras style beads from fellow alternate delegate from Baltimore County, Maryland Gloria Murphy, as they 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 in Ybor City, Fla.  (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Ann Miller (left) an alternate delegate from Baltimore County Maryland receives Mardi Gras style beads from fellow alternate delegate from Baltimore County, Maryland Gloria Murphy, as they 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 in Ybor City, Fla. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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