After the beach, we headed to the Pike Place Market to take part in Seattle's annual Cheese Festival. The streets were jammed with vendors from all over the Northwest offering samples of delicious cheeses. We got to see up close how cheese is made at Beecher's, the maker's of the country's best cheddar cheese, located right across from the market. All the cheese-snacking made us hungry so we grabbed lunch (Aaron enjoyed his favorite, fish and chips from Ivar's) and ate it on the pier. By this time, we were all ready to beat the heat, so we splashed around in the fountain at the pier.