A van down by the river

J.R. Switchgrass, right, signs an autograph in the book Van Life Diaries, which included a few of his photos, for Dustin Grevemberg, left, while fellow van lifer Travis Wild, middle, hangs out during an afternoon of idleness at the fourth Colorado Vanlife Gathering, along the Fryingpan River near Basalt Saturday afternoon. The rallies, sponsored by Vanlife and Tiny House, Tiny Footprint, invites van enthusiasts to gather and for workshops, camping and live music. Switchgrass, along with his partner Kit Whistler, have been living in their recently restored 1976 VW Camper Bus, Sunshine, touring the country one back road at a time, for the past seven years.