This post is out of order because it actually came before the Welcome Party. Our first official function as a delegation was a fabulous brunch at the Tampa Yacht Club. The menu included creamy grits with shrimp and all kinds of southern delicacies. After the brunch our hosts took us on a tour of Tampa. There are thousands of local volunteers who are rolling out the red carpet and are making us feel very welcome.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was on hand for the brunch
It was a lovely venue - very old world and charming