Matthew Talicuran

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So parking is difficult in this area of San Diego. I called the Hotel and they said that this is how the parking works.

At the Hotel:

Self Parking- $8 first hour $4 every hour after that with a max of $24 per day. There are no in and out privileges unless you are an overnight guest. If you purchase food or drink from the restaurant or bar you can have your ticket validated for 1/2 off the price of your parking.

Valet Parking - $10 First hour $6 every hour after that with a max $35ish per day. Same no in and out but the 1/2 off deal above applies as well.

Other than that there are not many other options for parking outside of that if you are driving solo. There is some parking in the Harbor Drive Park, but every time I have ever been down there parking is not to be had, you could try though. If you are carpooling the best spot would be Liberty Station. It is on the west side of the bay has some great places to eat and plenty of parking. Liberty station is on the way from Hotel Circle in Mission valley if you are staying that way. Mass/public transit Is likely not a good play as there is not a close trolley stop and I have no experience with the bus system.

I am not sure how many people are staying in the area from out of town, but Mission Valley has a lot of hotels. There are a good number of hotels closer, but I think they are more spendy. Most folks are going to pay $75 a night for a cheap room anyways, I would just pony up for the hotel PV2 is in just to make it easier.
3 years ago
Holy cow manure Diego I was Way off! Please Cassie delete my posts.
3 years ago
Hey I will be driving in from the east county San Diego as much as that helps. One of the things to consider is parking at the convention center its aweful. If you are driving in with a bunch of folks that are going to be doing the same things as you afterwards I would suggest group parking well away from the convention center and taking 1 car into the center parking. The peak traffic into the center can be bad as well as the daily price goes from $15 to $25 if there is something going on at petco park. Just a few thing to consider.
3 years ago
Jay, I get what you are saying. I'm using the wrong wording. The area that is in the middle is not "wetland" or "marsh" is it just wet muddy soil that surrounds a spring on a flat'ish spot. There is definately a spring head and it exits off site to the larger creek on top of the picture. I am in contact with the NRCS guys in our county and will be getting a survey done before I start excavating. I won't be changing the flow or direction just creating a depression so the surface water drains into it then into the creek.

Beleive me I wont be just excavating all willynilly. As far as the north eastern portion of the pic is a wetland. The larger part of the creek flows into this area and slows. There is not much that could be done if I wanted to without specialty equipment.

As far as the "pasture land" yes I will be converting the open areas and previous wet areas(near the spring) into a paddocked system(poultry) with large market gardens. There is mostly just weeds and grasses that will get converted to a better mix once I get the spring taken care of.

This just the 10,000ft view right now. We are at best 6-8 months from doing anything as we are currently living in CA.
3 years ago
Ok sorry for not explaining further. The land is/will be mine shortly so right of way, mineral rights and everything is all under my control. iIt is in NW Arkansas about 20 min east of Huntsville. I have included a picture of the property to help out. The area I am in is bottom land and has pasture almost all round it. the dark areas of the picture show the areas that are the most wet. The three branches flow west to east, the top two branches meet and exit a the northern boundary(pretty much the creek). The bottom branch is just marshy but has no discernible flow to it. the area is quite flat and that is why the marsh area has spread out like that. All areas that are green are quite dry compared to the marshy areas and do not have any sponginess to them. As I was unable to walk right into the center of the wetness I was unable to locate the head of the spring but there seems to be an area that has the most flow farthest away from the creek exit. The idea of widening the natural flow channel first is to allow the ebb and flow of water/muck when I am excavating. I want to open it up to allow a deeper depression in the land so the water pools instead of spreading out. As some of you have alluded to I'm good with water placement on land, but I don't have a choice with this property as there is no elevation to work with. For all intensive purposes I don't really need the water(Sorry Guys I know that sucks). There is a 40 acre(50' @ deepest) spring fed lake that is a few hundred yards away and up slope and an irrigation manifold I have access to right over the property line on the northern property boundary. As well as an average of almost 2" of rain a month. I will use the water but only during the dry periods. I am looking at trying to get some more space for pasture/cropping. I will use the excavated soil for filling in a few depressions on the site after I have made sure I don't need it for any impoundment of the water course as it leaves my property. As well as all of that I have the dark marshy area on the eastern most part of the picture. I am not sure If I will be doing any thing with it. I would love to clean up the edge a bit and earn back some workable land. The good thing about it is if I don't do any thing with it, it grows ducks quite well lol so there's that.
3 years ago
Lol there are plenty of cat tails already there. What I'm trying to do is concentrate the water to dry up the marshy/wet area
3 years ago
So I got back from visiting our land in Arkansas. I am trying to figure out a strategy for dealing with a very productive(60gpm) surface spring on on part of the property. The soggy/muddy/wet area of the spring is over an acre but it is pretty flat so I believe that is why it has spread out. The spring has a spot that it definately pools and then starts flowing towards a creek.

What would be the best method to attack this? I am thinking I would widen the current flow channel to accept the excess muddy water that will flow into it. Then start excavating where I believe the spring head is. I don't plan on embanking to raise the height of the pond wall but what do I do with all of the excess muck from the excavation other than fill in low spots?

As well as how do I navigate the muck areas without getting the excavator stuck.....do they get stuck? Is there a site or a book that would help me out.
3 years ago