Chengdu is known for being the home of China's national treasure... the pandas. There are two types of pandas... the Giant Pandas which are big black and white and then there are the red pandas which look like a mix between a fox and a raccoon.
A coworker and his family invited a few of us from work to go to the panda sanctuary. It was about a 2 hour ride on the bus system and then a fun filled day. We left Hongpailou at 8am aswe wanted to get to the pandas before they ate and went to sleep. Rubens children were so excited for the excursion that they were literally bouncing the entire bus ride. Seeing the excitement from the eyes of the children brought a new excitement to the entire outing andit reminded me how muchI enjoy travelling with children.
An added perk of the day was when one of the red pandas came out of its enclosed area and came walking right up to us allowing us the opportunity to pet it.