jane,we watched this show

Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
jane,we watched this show
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Fri, 01-25-2013 - 8:46am

Wed. night,called Highway thru Hell,when it started the fist weeks were based on the donner pass in California,which is very interesting if you want to look it up. I just rented a book on the Donner family,it is so gorgeous up there and they get a ton ofsnow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Pass

 

Well now the next episodes are on the coq highway in B.C....have you eard of it? Looks very dangerous..and we call the big trucks semi's but they were calling them seme's...weird

Community Leader
Registered: 03-24-2000
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 9:17am

That sounds like a good show Chris.  I remember going to the Donner party memorial and history center a couple of times.  It's really pretty there and rugged.  I'll have to try to find that show and watch it or record it.


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Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 11:30am

I just love history things like this

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2003
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 12:50pm

The Coq is the Coquihalla Highway and has the most beautiful landscapes in the province. It joins the Hope-Princeton and Fraser Canyon.   It is through mountainous area so I'm sure it is dangerous at times.

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Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 2:53pm

So neat!!!!! Sooo..do you guys say Semi or Seme for the big trucks? have you ever been there?

Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 2:59pm

here is the link for the show in canada

http://www.discovery.ca/Showpage.aspx?sid=45238

Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 3:01pm

here is the Hell no the Highway one in Donner pass

 

Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 3:02pm

Now I edited this post,all the words are goofed up!!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2003
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 4:01pm
We say it like sem "eye" for the truck but don't know how others say it. I drove through BC with friends but didn't take that highway which runs north and south. We went over to Victoria Island.

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