I went to Lake Tahoe for the first time last weekend. Lake Tahoe is interesting because it's divided in the middle between Nevada and California. Much like the Great Lakes are divded equally between the United States and Canada. We stayed in the city of South Lake Tahoe. A street ran through the middle called Stateline. One side was Nevada and one side was California. You could tell since one side had run down motels from the 1950's, and the other side had large casino hotels. We stayed on the cheap 1950's California side. Check out this phone and lamp in our room:
This is what Lake Tahoe looks like just before it rains from the Heavenly gondola.