My wife is a well known French Canadian visual artist whose work is in the National Gallery of Canada, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Newberry Library (Chicago), and hundreds of museums, galleries, and private collections. Louise works in the genre of artists' books (books that are art pieces).
I spent 35+ years in business as an entrepreneur, manager, and executive in the management and systems consulting field. At the age of 50, I was invited into McGill University (Montreal, QC), to undertake my PhD. I graduated 7 years later with a PhD in Knowledge Management. [Yes--seven years! I was getting old and slow back then!]
I have facilitated knowledge acquisition for learners (students) through my undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses in business schools and library and information science schools. I am a disruptive educator who uses Game-Based Learning as an educational technique for promoting learning.
Originally from the Ottawa, ON--Gatineau, QC regions of Canada, we have been living and working in the USA for the last 15 years. We chose to sell our home in Boise, ID, in 2017 and became full-time RVers with our small tear drop trailer, a 12-ft. Littleguy [email protected] My wife and I have been on the road of the since summer of 2017 in our small [email protected] trailer. The blog posts of our new nomadic lifestyle, our Incessant Journey: http://louiselevergneux.com/incessant-journey/, can be viewed with the secret password: putt-putt
We recently participated with RVLove | Marc & Julie Bennett in the creation of a video related to the challenges of toilets within RVs:
We appear about 15 min. into the video...our notoriety in terms of celebrity status is associated with toilets--WOW!
In early July 2018 we traded in our tear drop for a slightly larger 24ft., 2018 Lance Model 1995. At last, more space than a walk-in closet on wheels!
Louise is continuing with her artists’ book work (http://louiselevergneux.com). She has been able to sell significant volumes of her book art inventory to university special collections libraries as we crisscross the country. I am finishing the last chapters of a text I began to co-author in 2017: The Professor and the Mad Man’s Guide to Successful Game-Based Learning: The transformative power of experiential learning, simulations and serious games. It should be published by the end of November 2018.
We enjoy learning from others about their journeys with RVing.
Storytelling, Serious Games, Business Simulations, RPGs (Role Playing Games--not Rocket Propelled Grenades!), Immersive Learning Environments, Knowledge Mobilization, ELearning, Game-Based Learning.
No pets. Our Sheltie departed December 2016. We will look to find another companion like Imperial Topaz sometime in the future, now that we have a larger travel trailer and a new Ford F-150 XLT.
Ottawa, ON (Canada) and Boise, ID
Small tear drop trailer, a 12-ft. Littleguy [email protected] One year old. No slide outs.
We enjoyed a very pleasant visit over a glass of wine with M & L once they were settled into the spot for the evening. It was interesting to hear about their experiences as full-time RVers and how they transitioned to that lifestyle. They have a wealth of knowledge that they're willing to share! We would welcome them again any time they're in the area.
We were so excited to receive yet another stay request from M&L.
They are such an entertaining couple with a lot of helpful ideas for when we are able to go full-time.
Every visit has been more and more enjoyable, and we were able to share the jewel of Iowa, Okoboji, with them.
We hope to be able to meet up with them again, as I am sure the adventures they will have to share will be with the wait.
Thanks again for the picture book. It was a very nice gift, and I will remember our conversations when flipping though it.
Michael and Louise are a wonderful pair of gypsies that are travelling fulltime, both with interesting ongoing careers. We enjoyed several evenings of great conversations on a myriad of topics. I'd have them here for weeks on end if I could as it would certainly get my mind working outside of its usual space. I wish them wonderful travels as they take each day in stride. "Today is a gift, that's why they call it the 'present'." All the best, John & Jan
We were privileged to host this couple in January. I wrote a recommendation, but somehow it didn't get posted. I apologize for that. We thoroughly enjoyed your visit and learning about your careers. Happy Travels!
This is a very interesting couple we shared a glass of wine and had a great talk. I wish they'd have stayed longer so I could pick their mind on many topics especially business and art.
They are very welcome to stay again anytime even if they aren't able to get a hold of us, as we travel internationally quite a lot and sometimes difficult to reach.
Dispite the weather we had a great visit and interesting conversations. Always glad to enjoy new boondockers.
L&M stayed with us for a second time. And until we saw them, we really didn’t know that we had missed them so. Our visit was like catching up with family. We had some great conversation and some lovely stories about their travels. We do hope that we get to see them again soon or possibly enjoy some camping with them!!!!
I enjoyed a fine glass of wine and learned how to enjoy life from a down to earth professor. Visit was too short so they are welcome to return again. Hopefully by then my grassy knoll will have dried and parking will be easier.
This was our second Boondockers Welcome (BW) experience. Since we hope to RV full-time in the future, we were actually hoping that Michael & Louise would have been interested in sharing their experiences with us; however, they arrived just before dark and it seemed they were just too road-weary for any conversation last night, perhaps from travel delays along the way due to construction. This morning my wife left early for work and I had an early medical appointment so unfortunately my wife never actually got to meet them. They would certainly be welcome to stay with us again.
We had another opportunity to host this wonderful couple on their return trip home. We very much enjoyed the conversation and learning about their travels and it was great to be able to glean knowledge about full-timing before we finally get to do so! We would definitely welcome Michael and Louise back anytime and we look forward to possibly meeting them along the route of our travels.
We enjoyed hosting and hope we have more time to visit when they next come thru!
Welcomed guests that we extended their stay so they did not have to travel in bad weather. Feel bad that once again on day of departure rained again. Extended stay allowed time to visit and make that BDer friendship bond. Please return when it it more like true Florida weather. Enjoy your travels. Stay safe, healthy, dry and warm.
Wonderful respectful couple with lots of travel and life experience. Glad to allow us to extend your stay wish the weather was better. Stay as long as you need. Welcome back anytime.
We enjoyed our visit with these guys. Very informative on the travel aspect. Really enjoyed sharing our experiences with each other. Glad we got to meet them.
Michael and Louise were very nice guests, considerate of our space and utilities. They offered to pay $5 per day for electric, which would result in our receiving more per month than the electric runs us in high summer! We enjoyed their contribution of wine and conversation. They are most welcome to visit again, anytime.
Michael and Louise were a pleasure to have around. They were no problem at all. They are welcome back here anytime.
Such a beautiful couple and terrific guests. Would love them to visit anytime!
We had a wonderful time hosting and socializing with this couple. We hope to see them again on their way out of Florida.
These two fine people are very interesting and we had a great time talking of our adventures and hearing about there's. M&L spent three days at our place and they were quiet and respectful. We enjoyed their company on two occasions when we sat and talked over a glass of mineral water and wine. They added some happiness and some knowledge to our life and certainly some adventure! We wish them all the best and we welcome them back anytime.
Ed & Debbie
What a wonderful couple. We have definitely made some new friends!!!!
Great fellowship and conversation.
They introduced us to this group!!!!
We look forward to them staying with us again on the future.
Hosts, if you have an opportunity to host these two, jump at the chance. I'm so glad I got to host them, I'm looking forward to a return visit, hopefully longer next time.
We just met for a couple of minutes. Good guests. They are welcome to boondock here any time.
We very much enjoyed hosting this couple. They are very interesting and pleasant people and we hope to be able to host them again on their way back!
Was very nice to meet,only here for a short stay but left us with some very helpful information.
Met them and got them settled and then didn't see them hardly at all before they had to leave. Very nice, well educated & talented couple. I would love to have chatted and shared some stories as it sounds like they have many experiences to share. Maybe they will come stay again along their travels. Hope so.
This was a nice couple traveling through spent 1 night with us. Clean and respectful nice of our property. Save travels
We were not home when they made their stop at our place, but our son said they were able to get themselves set up along with the other Boondockers who were here and others said they enjoyed visiting with them.
What an awesome opportunity to meet and spend time with this couple! The conversation was very dynamic and the art was fantastic! We are looking forward to their return to BaseCamp to showcase her art to our locals. True, true authentic souls!
Like several others have said, we only wish we could have spent more time with Michael and Louise. They are wonderful people who graciously put up with our comings and goings at early morning hours. Thanks guys! Come back and see us again!
This was our second visit from Michael and Louise. Such a pleasant couple with interesting stories not only of their travels but of their life experiences.
We sincerely enjoy your company and look forward to re-connecting in the future.
Delighted to host Louise and Michael anytime. Due to our busy schedules, we didn’t have as much time to visit as we would have liked. A very interesting couple who were courteous and thoughtful throughout their visit to our home.
I would have enjoyed more time to talk. Easy to accommodate. Happy travels!
Although Michael and Louise's stay was brief, we wished we could have continued our conversation into the wee hours of the morning. Unfortunately John and I had to go to work the next day.
Michael and Louise are a very interesting pair and we thoroughly enjoyed listening to their stories. Their tales of the adventures they have had convinced us even more that this is what we want to do when we retire ... or hopefully sooner!
Thank you for being wonderful guests and we hope to run into you in the future.
Full marks for riding out that heat wave affably. And then a harsh popup thunderstorm. Very friendly and easy to host, good as these were my first boondockers and now happy to host more.
Louise and Michael are so nice. We enjoyed their stay though very short. We will welcome them back anytime,and hope to meet up with them out there on the road.
M&L were an enjoyable couple. They communicated well before, during, and after their visit. Good conversation over dessert. Enjoyed hearing about their interesting lives and travels. They are welcome back anytime. Wishing them well as they transition to a larger rolling home.
These are two very nice people to have around. I didn't even know they were here. I would host them again anytime they needed it. So if they reach out to stay I would recommend them.
Loved hearing their story. What great guests. Would like to see more of Louise’s art and hear more of Michael’s life experiences. Cecil hardly let him get a word in. Highly recommend them as guests.
Michael & Louise were fantastic Boondockers to host. Very considerate guests and made sure we knew exactly when they would be arriving. We very much enjoyed sitting on our deck sharing stories with each other and having a bottle of wine. We would welcome these two wonderful people back to stay anytime.
We had a nice visit and enjoyed being able to host this very friendly couple. We only wish our weather during their stay was more pleasant, but they took it in stride arriving with 30 knot winds that changed to 6 inches of spring snow the next morning. We are glad to recommend them to any host. Your life will be richer as was ours to meet them. We wish them safe travels.
I hosted Michael and Louise for four days in December. Both are great conversationalist , he from academia, and Louise's art is beautiful, unique and intelligent. She gave me a gift sample of her creativity. I was sad to see them leave in their little teardrop trailer. They are most welcome to return anytime.
M & L were perfect guests...they communicated their arrival and departure times well, left the site in perfect condition and were friendly, but not imposing :-). We were midst of the chaos of "home maintenance mode" ... plumbers and pest control knocking on the door and milling around the house inside and out, contractors texting and calling, etc., When they rang the doorbell to say goodbye, we took a much-needed breather and invited them in for a cup of coffee. I'm so glad we hit the pause button long enough to learn more about this interesting couple! I feel like we have new friends! I/we hated to see them go, but will remember them fondly each time we look at the unique and lovely gift they left with us. It so happened to be perfect for my and my partners interests. If ever you have occasion to host M & L, I am sure you will find them as lovely as we do/did!