When the rain slowed down, we cautiously made our way down the slippery marble steps. Everyone we passed was drenched! (Note to self: don't wear white pants if you might get caught in the rain!) We stopped at the WWII Memorial, complete with fountain, reflecting pools, and pillars for each state.
The Washington Monument is really tall, 555' 5"--the tallest obelisk in the world. Nothing in the District is allowed to be taller than it is. I like that. There are 50 American flags circling it--one for each state. For a change we didn’t wander all the way around looking for the one from Washington.