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 call my ‘follow-me’ number at 76O 742 one 742. Glad to keep the news heading your way about our favorite mountain!   Bonnie Phelps,  Palomar Mountain News Editor since 1998 and Palomar Mountain Real Estate since the beginning of the Century.
Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 27, 2016

All our Cabins are modern!

We do have some “wee houses” waiting for you on Palomar these days.  And, drum roll, all of our properties, available at this very moment have indoor plumbing!

Thanks to cabin owner, Mike Appelman for turning around this link:

It was great meeting  the Union Tribune reporter, Phillip Molnar who was up last winter to do a fun story about Real Estate on Palomar.  I really appreciate him including the Palomar link in the above article!

Yes, we have bedrooms in most, or at least sleeping cubbies, and all have real bathrooms.  All the photos are up for you now so we are rolling!  Check out the Cabins page:

Glad to open those door of the wee little cabins or some big fancy properties.  Big or small, we love them all!

Who will be the next New Neighbor on Palomar???

Let’s make it happen,

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 26, 2016

Know how to Whittle?


From: Stacy McGee

My 11 year-old daughter would like to learn how to whittle. We live at the observatory and we’re pretty flexible with our weekday schedule because we homeschool. Does anybody up here know how to whittle, and would be interested in giving my daughter some lessons? I’d like her to do it safely and keep all of her fingers!

Please contact me (Stacy) at 760-742-0214 or through email at  Thanks so much!


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 26, 2016

Zeverly Zone visits Palomar

Boucher for Pres

Look what aired tonight on Channel 8 News!  Volunteers, Nathan and Jenna Pyle broke into international stardom while working Boucher Fire Lookout.  Over two hours were spent taping and interviewing to create this 2-minute segment of the “Zevely Zone”.

From: Curt Waite, Administrative Coordinator

Forest Fire Lookout Assn.- San Diego Chapter

2382 Primrose Ave., Vista, CA 92083

(760) 201-9338


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 26, 2016

PMFSC Mtg Sat – You’re Invited

From: Vaucher, Yvonne

Everyone is invited to the next PMFSC meeting:  this Saturday, August 27 at 10 AM at Bonnie Phelps’ place.

Here is the agenda: AgendaPMFSC 2016_08_27_

Important things to discuss:

FSCSDC Scope of work for USFS grant for Palomar Mountain.

Status of CCC proposal

See you all there!



Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 25, 2016

Palomar to Oklahoma!

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Some of you have had the pleasure of meeting our oldest granddaughter.  Here she is a few years ago after lunch at Mother’s Kitchen.  We have a delightful time playing dress up.

She is dressing up again and is in the play “Oklahoma”, opening on September 3rd at Kit Carson Park in Escondido.  But that is not all!  When she went for her audition, someone recognized her Popi. Knowing Brandon sings and has been on stage in the past, he auditioned and got the part of Jud Frye.

boots for brandon

A few days later, he called for a source to buy good boots to wear in the show. He is a couple inches taller than his dad and wears a bigger size.  Well, I looked out the window at Don’s boots sitting on our patio.  That old cowboy told me those boots had always been too big and he’d ordered new ones that just arrived.  It so happens they were the perfect size 14 for ole Jud to wear.  So, the boots in the show have Palomar dust and have ridden many miles chasin’ cows ’round this mountain.

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Brandon plays Jud September 3rd, 8th and 10th. The other three dates, September 2nd, 4th, and 9th he is in the chorus and tap dances and sings.

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That cutie in the red dress, Kiki, is in all 6 shows, singing and dancing with a 25 piece orchestra!  Pre-sale tickets are half price – $15.00 from a cast member but double that at the door. All tickets are general admission, any seat, any date.

Yes, we’ll be there several times and would love to have you join us.

Here is the website:

Just let me know and we’ll see you at the show!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 25, 2016

New Planet

Although the planet, lost in the glare of the star, cannot be viewed by current telescopes, perhaps Palomar astronomers will see it when the next generation is built a decade from now. 

Thanks to Rosemary Johnston for sending the interesting link about a new planet:


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 24, 2016

From Palomar to Rio!


Longtime weekenders, Walt and Rosemary Johnston have a lot to be proud of with their daughter-in-law an Olympic coach.  The photo shows Afsoon enjoying the view from their deck on the mountain.  She has quite an impressive story on her ‘road to Rio’.  Congratulations to all!

From: Rosemary Johnston Fwd: NBC news story – Afsoon

Here’s the story on local NBC news that ran about our daughter-in-law!–390359782.html



Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 20, 2016

Honeymoon Cabin-on-the-Rocks

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Click to read why this cabin-in-waiting, was named 92 years ago the Honeymoon Cabin!

Don’t you just love that outdoor shower???  Come on up and fall in love!


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 16, 2016

Then and Now – Home For Sale

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We’ve had some warmer days and I just thought you might like to cool off a bit with a snow scene.  We’ll have snow up here before we know it!  When we are treated to a winter wonderland, ‘Honey Stop the Car’ is a great place to call home!  You just can’t beat the Four Season access fronting that plowed road on Crestline.

The snow photo is dated December 1970 with a Christmas Greeting from the Sasaway family.  I wanted to take a recent photo from the same location, but huge trees have grown up over the past 46 years.  The cabin has grown, too! It now has a second deck and so many updates.

Just added a few new photos to the marketing you find on the ‘Homes’ page:

You don’t need to bring your mittens just yet, but I am glad to open the door.  Come on up for your tour!

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor




Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 13, 2016

Crow’s Nest Cabin For Sale


Very humble beginnings in 1927, with a rustic cabin perched on a boulder.  Fast forward to 1993 when our local ‘Mile High Contractor’ waved his magic wand and made the cabin all brand new.  Great bones, excellent craftsmanship, 2×6 construction, fully insulated, double paned windows, all new plumbing and electrical. Lots of natural light from large living and dining area giving peaceful, private views to High Point Lookout and beyond.  Looking out gives the feeling of being on many acres.

Here is a peek at the kitchen with great of storage.  Oh, and a huge basement that could grow into something wonderful like a master suite with a big Jacuzzi tub?  You decide!

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Meanwhile, more info waiting for you at:   Come on up to see if this is the one!

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor

760 742-1742

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