Life, Lived Better – Outdoors

 July 2024 Newsletter

Wow, June is already over with, and we are heading full steam ahead into the heart of summer.

(PHOTO) A surprise greeting by our client’s feathered friends on a recent delivery to Yucaipa, CA.

It has been a real treat visiting and delivering furniture to our clients throughout southern California.  Beautiful landscapes, impeccably designed outdoor areas, and fun pets have greeted us at every location.

Thank you for your patronage and #supportinglocal.  This is our passion, this is our life, and because of you, we are able to continue this family tradition of hard work, honesty, and hospitality to my kids, the third generation to work at Patio World.

Even though they are still young (9 and 13 years old), they are learning about their community and the “real world” outside of the tablet and screen.  Important lessons that will undoubtedly help shape their future.

We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter.



Thank you –

Wayne Romain

Patio World

Life, Lived Better – Outdoors

What’s New at PW:

(PHOTO) Trex Outdoor Furniture Collections utilizes high performance POLYWOOD® lumber in 10 different colors.

Known worldwide for its high-performance composite decking and railing materials that are durable, low-maintenance, and eco-friendly – Trex now offers outdoor furniture made out of POLYWOOD® lumber and is available at Patio World Riverside & Temecula.

Explore the Trex website, bring or send us your quote, and we can offer a special package price with FREE White Glove southern California Delivery!

You can also visit one of our 2 locations to see the items in-person.  Touch, sit, and feel the craftsmanship and durability of this USA Made product.

Out & About

→ Independence Day Can Be Stressful for Some – Get Fido Ready for the 4th

→ A Long Life and Another Reason to Love Costa Rica – Pura Vida

→Strange Nature – Scientists Are Baffled

→ If You Love Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Dill – Refreshing!

→Farmer’s Sofa Must Sure Be Comfy – The Cows are Coming Home

→It’s Time to Enjoy – Your Staycation

→Maybe… – 7 Traits of an Only Child

→Hiker Found Alive After 10 Days Lost in the Mountains – WOW

→Bye, Bye – Beige

→Small Outdoor Space – Learn the Best Layout

It’s a Dog’s Life…really

(PHOTO) Penny the Wonder Dog does not look like she is enjoying her camping trip, but in her heart of hearts, there is nowhere else she’d rather be.

Send us a photo of your dog enjoying your backyard/outdoor space or on an adventure outdoors!  You can send pics via email or text to 951-818-5470.  If your photo is chosen, we will send your pup some treats!

You can see some of last year’s canines by visiting our 2023 newsletters.


(WBR) Wayne’s Book Review

My New Year’s Resolution / Goal for the year is to read one book a month.  And aren’t you lucky – You get a rare glimpse into the mind of Wayne Romain and his take on said book.  Just so you know, I’m not a reader.  In the last 10 years, I have probably read six or seven books at the most.  No literary giant here, but like a lot of things in life, you get outside your element, do things you don’t normally do, and you might learn something.

What does this have to do with the outdoors?  Maybe nothing.  Maybe a lot. But it does represent another pastime that we can enjoy (or muddle through) in The Outdoors.

This month’s book:


by Hermann Hesse (1922) 

Quick synopsis

Siddhartha is a novel that deals with the spiritual journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha in ancient India and Nepal.  For a more detailed description, please click here.

At first look, it may seem like a distant, abstract read that is “way out there” and not based upon current conditions or reality of life.  At least, that’s what I thought after the 1st few pages.

Diving deeper into the novel, it touches upon the basic fundamentals of the human condition.  Much of it surrounding the ego, false humility, instincts out of wack (greed, lust, pride), and, hopefully for most of us, an eventual return to the basic core of what is important to us as human beings.  It may be different for each of us, and in small ways it is, but I believe we all have a core center that binds us all.

Want to find out what that is?  Read this book and maybe you will find out.  At the very least, you may start the journey of introspection.

On a scale of 1-10, I’d give it a 9.

Note: This is my unprofessional, biased, informal review. I make no claims and receive no money or support for my reviews.  It’s just an extrapolation from the mind of WR.

La Última Palabra (The Last Word)

Quote of the Month:

“July is hollyhocks and hammocks, fireworks and vacations, hot and steamy weather, cool and refreshing swims, beach picnics, and vegetables all out of the garden.” – Jean Hersey

And indeed, it is…and much more!

Have an idea for a future newsletter?  Want to berate me for something I did or said?  Go ahead!  I want to hear from you:  The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly.    You can leave a message here or email us at

Whether at home or out in the wild, take it all in.  Remember that life is truly lived better outdoors.

Take care,


It’s On! Patio World’s 4th of July Sales Event!