Life, Lived Better – Outdoors

 June 2024 Newsletter

Let’s Get This Party Started!  At least that’s what they said, “Back in My Day.”

I received a box of Slang Flashcards from my Godson, John, for my birthday with the vernacular of today’s youth.  It promises to:  Give My Vocab a Glowup & Get Legit Overnight!  No Cap!

So instead of saying, “Let’s Get This Party Started,” I should say, “Come on in, this party’s about to get turnt!”

Our clients are slayin’ their outdoor spaces with our snatched, gucci, sigma, furniture pieces.  They are flexin’ them on our IG.

Wow, I don’t know what I just said, but I’m hoping it’s good and non-offensive.

If you don’t want to be basic, visit and follow our Instagram and Facebook pages.



Hundo P, Bruh…

Wayne Romain

Patio World

Life, Lived Better – Outdoors

What’s New at PW:

Our OGC Outdoor Dining Fire Table was recently delivered & installed in the Lake Hills area of Riverside.

Our OGC Outdoor Dining Fire Table is a versatile piece that lends itself to many styles and forms.  Our client chose the Elisabeth dining chair with Canvas Jockey Red Sunbrella cushions.  With this chair, you can easily seat 8 people, but I have seen seating for 10 easily be accommodated.  Limited quantities available for immediate delivery.

Out & About

→ I’m in the 10% Club! – Left-Handedness and Genetics: New Scientific Insights

→If Your House Smells Like Cucumbers – Leave Immediately

→Spool Pools – Are Cool

→How Long Would Windows XP Survive Today – HINT, Not Long

→Are Cold Plunges and Saunas Safe for Kids? – Surprise, Surprise..

→7 Items You Should Never Store on Your Outdoor Deck – No, no, no….

→Is Your Outdoor Space “Welcoming?” – Tips for you

→Gosh, I Love Aluminum Foil – Even in the Garden

→Say It Ain’t So – White is Out

→They Are Going to Steal Your Toys – The Kidults are Here

It’s a Dog’s Life…really

We are taking a break from Fidos Photos, but if you want to partake in the funSend 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:

Trail of the Lost: The Relentless Search to Bring Home the Missing Hikers of the Pacific Crest Trail

by Andrea Lankford (2023)

‘Trail of the Lost’ investigates the circumstances surrounding missing hikers Chris Sylvia, Kris Fowler, and David O’Sullivan from the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) between the years of 2015 and 2017.  The author delves deep into the cases of these three men, who not only vanished at 3 different locations of the PCT, but also chronicles the history of the trail and their indelible mark on it.  The 2650-mile trail is rich in history, has a nuanced subculture, and observes certain practices uncommon in “normal” society.   The author explains the lore of the PCT, all while describing her role in searching for these men along it’s terrain.

Andrea, the author, who is also a former law enforcement park ranger and investigator, is drawn to the mystery of the 3 lost hikers beginning in 2015 along with the plight of their families, acquaintances, and friends.  Over the course of the investigation, she pairs up with an eclectic group of unlikely allies, not surprising if you have ever become familiar with the personas of the PCT.  This female-driven band of individuals encounter a true crime adventure that not only uncovers the mysteries of the lost hikers, but also the mystique of this 2000+ mile trail and the clan who try to conquer it.

The book hits home as I have visited many of the California locations mentioned in the book.  Idyllwild, Warner Springs, Hemet, Anza, Cabazon, the eastern Sierras, and the like.  A place like the PCT and the stories that derive from it, seems so distant, but in reality, is only a few miles from where I live and work.

I believe the book does an impressive job of encapsulating the hiker culture to those of us who are novice hikers or those who do not embody or understand this lifestyle at all.  Weaving through the aura and attitude of this independent society into the threads of American Capitalistic norms is a huge undertaking.  Doing so while encompassing the events surrounding the mysteries of the lost, is both the meat and potatoes of a great read.

Outdoor adventures, enigmas, peculiar yet interesting personalities, genuine individuals at the crossroads of life; I thoroughly enjoyed reading and learning from this book.

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:

“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Take care,


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