Summer of 2012 -Here we go

The Start of 2012 and the fun begins for Dad’s Taxi!


So as we head into the summer of 2012, my wife and I have been working on plans for vacation (multiple revised agenda’s) and plans for the kids. Of course my soon to be Non-Teen makes her own plans so she’s no longer accounted for in our plans. Our newest teen is ready for her US Open tennis classes and her extra curricular “education” at Rutgers! Let’s not forget our planned trip to Dallas..

At work, I coordinated an Asian Cultural Show with huge cast of volunteers and performers. I have to admit, this was my accomplishment for the year.

Oops, forgot the US Open in Flushing Meadows.. And if we have time, we can actually enjoy the pool..

Mom has finalized her plans for her big “50” celebration which will of course be international (literally) this year. By this I mean, spending time with her sisters on a long deserved cruise in Europe.

What do I look forward to? Sitting quietly and floating in the pool and listening to the silence as I ignore all the tasks that  I haven’t done!

Last week, I was in NYC as a tourist with guests that I had and I have to admit that seeing NYC from a tourist perspective is much more enjoyable then showing the NY attitude that I’m famous for.

  • I visited the “happy place” in Grand Central Station, and almost plunked down $700 for an iPad 3.
  • For the first time I actually spent time in St. Patrick’s Cathedral to really soak in the beauty and the majestic environment of this church.  I could have stayed there for the whole day!
  • Went to my favorite Indian Fast Food place on 6th Avenue and 39th street – The Kati Roll Company. No trip is complete to NYC without having some Kati Rolls!
  • Walked up 5th avenue to Central park and after only going 1/10 of the way through the park decided that we had had enough!
  • Spent over an hour in Macy’s at Herald Square. You gotta check out Mickey D’s on the 7th floor.. what a deal, satisfying 2 cravings in one – Shopping an Junk food!

So as I think about how I’m not paying for all the plans that have been planned by my wife and kids over the next few months and  that I can’t afford, I think again… This is why I go to work every day!

Author: Dads Taxi

I'm a Dad from the Central New Jersey, who sees humor in lots of things. Some of the things I write about happen to me or I see them... I'm also on the constant hunt for a bargain!

6 thoughts on “Summer of 2012 -Here we go”

    1. Oh and I have to add that your venture in NY tourist style was terrific! Personally I’ve never had the pleasure. Always there on a mission… Except when I was in grade school and my class went to the Museum of Natural History. Amazing. I’d love to get back there again sometime.


      1. Jennifer,

        I worked in NYC for many years (uptown, midtown, downtown). I used to actually work a block away from the Empire State Building when I first started my career, but have yet to visit to go to the top!
        Best thing to do if you want to see NYC.. Get a hotel for 2 or 3 nights (Groupon or some other deal site), and get the NY PASS. You are guaranteed to see everything in NYC by bus (at least). What I learned from my cousins.. You just cannot truly see NYC in 2 days! Minimum of 3 days.


  1. Very nicely written article .Next time when u visit NYC,there is this a very nice biryani guy on the 46th street called BIRYANI CART.

    Try that .I promise u will not be disappointed.

    PS:I am making a much advance reservation for the US Open tickets with you..;-)



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