Ok - you're approaching or just over 60 right?... so are you a 'SKIN' (Spending The Kids Inheritance Now?)... maybe a ‘NOMAD’ perhaps? (Grey or otherwise) similar to a Gypsy... or are you a ‘RAT’ ?...

We accidentally came up with the last one - 'RATS'...  after recently  chatting with the managers of the Toowoomba Motor Village in QLD Wendy & Vaughn where we've been 'locked down' for several months due to COVID-19.

They've done a great job of running the place over the past 7 years or so and while recording a short podcast with them we asked "so what's the plan after you finish up here?" to which Wendy replied... "We just wanna Retire And go Travelling!" 

Hmmm... Retire AND go Travelling... RATS! - Bingo we had it :-) ... another great acronym for all the things over 60's (& plenty of others) want to do!

OK - so what about the other two - Whizzbangers & Dildos?

Well - Anyone who's been travelling for a while knows a 'Whizzbanger' is usually someone (often an international tourist) who rents a campervan for a few weeks to check out Australia away from the major cities.

The term 'Whizzbanger' comes from the fact that inevitably when one of them wants a 'comfort break' usually in the middle of the night they open the sliding door of the campervan … 'WHIZZZZ.... then close it... BANG... then when they return... WHIZZZZ... BANG!

So what on earth are Dildo's you might ask?... Well you probably already know that FIFO's is short for 'FLY IN - FLY OUT', well Dildo's are those tourists that only have a very short time on holiday - they literally DRIVE IN. LOOK AROUND, then - DRIVE OUT ... get it? DILDO!

Hmm – well whatever term you want to put on any of the above (or not!) if you are travelling around this great country of ours we hope you have a safe and enjoyable journey with lots and lots of memories to share with the grandkids… or not! ?

(c) 2020 Brian Pickering