Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 1, 2009

What do you love about Palomar?  How about the views?  You see Point Loma out there with the San Diego skyline and islands dotting the Pacific – so close and yet so far away –  up here in the beauty of the Four Seasons! Have a message to go out?  Simply send it my way.   If you don’t see it posted within 24 hours, please reach out to me. Glad to keep the news heading your way about our favorite mountain!  
and Palomar Mountain Real Estate since the beginning of the Century!
Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 8, 2022

Job Available and Post Office Hours

Just got a call from Diana, the Post Master in Valley Center. Here is the latest:

Would you like to work at the Palomar Mountain Post Office? Apply Now!!! The opening was posted today and will be up for 7 days. The link does say you are applying for Pauma Valley but that link is apparently for the job on Palomar Mountain. Diana would really like to have it filled by someone who lives up here. Here is the link:*MTY1OTk3Njc2NC4zLjEuMTY1OTk3Njg5MS4w#

Starting today, Diana said the window will be open on Palomar from 1:30 to 4:30.

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor and Editor of Palomar Mountain News since the beginning of the Century!

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Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 4, 2022

Like to see a ShowDeo?

Did you know there is a wonderful camp on Palomar Mountain? Kids can attend week-long Science Camp, Base Camp, Adventure Camp and the very favorite for our grandaughters has been Horse Camp. Well, our four Treasures are here this week and our grandaughter, Sunshine, is enjoying her third year of Horse Camp. It is amazing to see what they learn in one week with the horses.

The last day is a ShowDeo and YOU are invited! The ShowDeo is this Friday, August 5th and starts promptly at 3:30 at the arena at the Palomar Christain Conference Center. Like to carpool? Meet here at our house on State Park Road at 2:45 and we can ride down together. Or here are some easy directions:

Take State Park Road, to the State Park Kiosk. Keep going. Drive down into the park and follow the signs to the Camp. When you get into the camp and see a parking area on your left, park and walk out to the left to the Arena.

Hope some of you can join us and maybe next year your kids or grandkids can get in on the fun, right here on Palomar Mountain!

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor but GramBonnie to the gal in the blue shirt!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 2, 2022

Smith Mountain Boys at Lake Henshaw Saturday!

Come on out to hear the Smith Mountain Boys; Dutch Bergman and Bruce Druliner on their guitars and Steve Barry humming along as their sound man. Together they have been making music for nearly half a century! Can that be?!?! This coming Saturday will sure be fun at Lake Henshaw Cafe!

The restaurant is having their full menu available. Oh my, great food! Let’s pack out Lake Henshaw!

Saturday, August 6, 2022
4:30pm – 7:30pm
Lake Henshaw Cafe 26439 Highway 76, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
Be sure to call in your reservations – it is nice to share tables and get to know your neighbors. See you there!

More August Gigs:

Saturday, August 13, 2022
Private Gig
Valley Center, CA

Thursday, August  25, 2022
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Lazy H Ranch      
Pauma Valley, CA 
email =
** reservations highly recommended by email

Friday, August 26, 2022
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Heroes Wood-Fired Pizza (formerly Wynola Pizza)
Julian, CA

Hello Everyone!!! After 3 months off from playing, Dutch and Bruce are ready to “get playing” again. We look forward to seeing you soon!!

We have our CD’s, Cover Stories,  available at each gig for purchase or via our website, If you are local, just send us an email if you want a cd or two,

We are booking private gigs too!  So if you have a wedding, anniversary party, birthday celebrations or any kind of special event that you want music, please feel free to email us at  We’d love to hear from you!

Denise for the Smith Mountain Boys

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 2, 2022

Happy Retirement to Mayolo!

Such a nice luncheon for Mayalo! He has always been such a pleasure to have as our postmaster. We have all appreciated his kindness, professionalism and his way of treating people like he would like to be treated. He has done his very best to brighten our days and handle our mail and packages like they were his very own.

Several of you were taking photos. He would appreciate copies. Please text to 760-212-8754 or

Mayolo is leaving some tough shoes to fill and we all wish him the very best. Thank you to all who came to his party and worked and donated and brought food to make it such a lovely afternoon!

Luncheon Invite and Post Office News

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Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | July 29, 2022

Free Kitten

Pascale has a very happy cat that is not happy with this new kitten that has taken up residence under her house. Sure is a beautiful kitten and is free to the whoever would like to give it a nice home. Connect with Pascale and make it yours!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | July 27, 2022

More Post Office News – Job Available!

Just had a nice call from the postmaster Diana, at the Pauma Office. She has a clerk bringing the mail up each weekday. The mail will be in your boxes. When you have a package, a key is placed in your box to open the lockers. When you retrieve your package, please just leave the key in the lock of the locker. Please get your packages as soon as possible so it will keep the lockers available.

If you have a registered letter, a form will be placed in your box to sign. The next day the letter will be in your box.

Looking for a great job? Diana would love to have this position filled with someone who lives on Palomar.

She said to pass on the info that they are really working to have the window open by the end of the month. They would love to be able to fill the position with someone from Palomar. She explained that she usually has three clerks in Pauma and only has one. So, they are looking for applicants now. That could be a great job just 30 minutes down the grade. Their goal in Pauma is to have enough clerks to have the Palomar window open from 1:30 to 4:00 by the end of August.

The position on Palomar will be available to apply after August 1st.

The job needs to be open to the public for 45 days, after such time we should have our little post office staffed full time again.

So, how about someone on Palomar apply now for Pauma? Thinking you might, just might be the clerk that could work the mountain…

Bonnie Phelps, always just brimming with ideas!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | July 27, 2022

Alas! Music at Lazy H Thursday postponed

Lazy H is having some staffing situations so we’ll have to meet up there another time. No music this Thursday night…

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | July 26, 2022

Luncheon for Mayolo & Post Office News

Did you know Mayolo is retireing? Our very friendly and helpful Post Master for one of the smallest post offices in the United States is leaving us! Mayolo has always been a bright spot in our day on Palomar. Getting the mail has been a social event on this little mountain. Mail is up by about 11 am. Often our visits to pick up the mail are planned about that time. We will miss Mayolo’s smiling face at the window!

There is a card for Mayolo inside the General Store. If you haven’t already signed it, your note and signature would be nice to add.

You are invited to a Retirement luncheon this Thursday honoring his years of service to this community. Mike Pique and Jeannie ordered a Jilbertos “party special” with tacos, enchiladas, pollo asado and quesadillas (vegetarian), rice, beans, chips and salsa. Mike picked up paper goods, Katie is bringing a cake and napkins and we’ll have a big bowl of watermelon for all. If you would like to bring something to share, that would be welcomed.

You might want to pop in the General Store and pick up something cold to drink. Mike is accepting donations toward the lunch. Thank you.

I saw Lee Baker hosing off the patio in front of Mother’s Kitchen today and it will be set up with tables and chairs. Come help set up at noon on Thursday and we’ll all celebrate Mayolo when he gets his lunch break at 12:30.

What is going to happen to our little Post Office? I noticed it has been closed much of the last week. So, I called Pauma Valley PO several times and it rolled to a fax machine. The nice gal at the Valley Center PO gave me an update for you. She said the gal in Pauma is often there by herself and so busy it is hard to answer the phone. The VC gal is short-handed, too, but sends down an extra staff person when she can. Right now the mail will be delivered to Palomar and put in boxes during the week but they don’t have the staffing to have the window open. Windows are open at the Post Offices off the mountain.

See you Thursday, July 28th

Noon to help set up, 12:30 to Party with Mayolo and your mountain neighbors!

Bonnie, turning the latest news around per Mike’s request 🙂

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | July 26, 2022

Enchanting Cabin For Sale

Such a charming cabin in the snow! It is just a memory now but will be here before we know it! Meanwhile you can be all moved in and have that fire going in the wood stove.

Owner has movers coming, some tree work is being done but we’re glad to slip you in!

Here are the details and some sneek-peek photos: The Enchanting Cabin

Bonnie Phelps, Snow-in-the-Summer Realtor

Call or text: 760-533-1742

DRE #01293655

Click to take a look at what just slipped into escrow.

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | July 24, 2022

Yes, we’re still here! What’s in escrow?

Some of you thought we’d slipped away to Missouri…. not yet! So busy with Real Estate, staging, selling properties and still taking listings!!!

The Off-grid ultra modern on the South Grade is in escrow. The buyers had their property inspection yesterday and all is well. They are sure going to enjoy that amazing view.

Yes, this one is new but already spoken for! The sellers had a huge tree above the cabin that quite obviously decided it would rather be firewood, so that work was done and some other cleanup and staging. We were still in the middle of some projects when I reached out to the neighbors letting them know that ‘Sweetwater Cabin’ was coming up. The first ones decided to pass, but another said YES!!! Yes, yes, yes! Never fear, one more little cabin is in the wings so please stay tuned!

The buyers for the Crayola Cabin said have been up to see property with me about 10 times. When they walked in this cabin it was love at first sight. You just never know! The 10th time made their dream come true.

More listings heading your way soon!

Bonnie Phelps, still at my desk on the mountain!

Let’s connect! 760-533-1742

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