Taking a look at Dining Options in Salem

Salem HotelIt has been a struggle for many of the Hawks this afternoon, not from the fact that the club is 0-3 to start the 2009 season, but Salem has one of the more difficult eating situations for the team.

Watch my short You Tube account of what is around our hotel and eating in Salem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4XLsgLBw6M

I like our hotel, the Comfort Suites – a nice room with ample space for me to work during the morning and to be able to file postgame reports, but the ammenities near the hotel are view and far between.

You see, there is no eateries on site, in fact, there are no eateries within a half mile radius of the property.  A little less than a mile is a lone Denny’s – which one in the NWL will get sick of real quick, and for me, after all of the years, I won’t touch Denny’s (nothing against their food – but when you have had it over and over, it gets old).  From Denny’s, there is a Costco, which you have to have a membership to enter – beyond that, it’s another mile or so to Walmart – which has a Subway inside, along with a Panda Express and Taco del Mar near it.

So a three to four mile round trip for food – and a two mile trip after the game at night just for a postgame meal.  Not good.

What was worse was that without anything within sight of the hotel, it has been difficult for the foreign players to find these spots.  Larry Suarez and Robert Hernandez were trying to find the food and I pointed them in the right direction – followed by Jeff Antigua, who as tonight’s starter, will have to make the long walk for food…maybe this is why Salem-Keizer has such a decisive home field advantage.

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