Many consider a trip to Iceland in the winter a crazy idea. They say it is cold, dark and expensive. All true. But it is also a unique and dynamic vacation destination — and going in the winter is not all that crazy.
There are no sandtraps in Shangrila, but par is about as elusive as it is in Pinehurst. If this strikes you as dogma, then you should consult those hardy sportsmen who have sampled the snares and the gremlins which haunt the U.S. Navy's notorious nine holes in Iceland.
With Doggie Dips in Dubuque, Iowa, bright blue skies during a Big Bend Balloon Bash in Alpine, Texas, and ripening apples in Concord, N.H., Associated Press photographers take us across the United States with glimpses of daily life across America.
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