Hey, Californians: Go to Tahoe!

A few weeks ago my family and I went to Lake Tahoe for a little snow skiing.  We had a great time, except for some obvious "grade deflation" that occurred with the ski slopes.  I skied some intermediate slopes and fell many times, indicating that the slopes were probably really expert skiers.  Either that, or the laughably improbable alternative that I am not in as good shape as I was only a few years ago, when I could ski down expert slopes without any problems. But during the trip, we drove across the state border from California to Nevada and back several times.  Except for the different-colored license plates and the fact that smoking is still allowed in restaurants in Nevada, we would have never known the difference between the two states we drove through.  The roads were just the same, the restaurants were just as overpriced, and the scenery was the same...and the ski slopes were just as incorrectly graded.  Yet the times when we drove from...(Read Full Article)