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Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present: 9 Days to go
From 2009 Roanoke Virginia. First time I went to Hotel Roanoke. They had quite a few Christmas Trees. This is a short clip of just some of the trees they had that year. You can go to my Facebook Page and look up the photo album Christmas 2009 Hotel Roanoke Decorations (near bottom of photo albums page) If I find the other video files with the rest of the trees - I might upload those too but for now this is all from HR Christmas.2012-12-16 20:34:13
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present: 10 Days to to
Sorry for the delay in getting this installment uploaded today. Video is me having fun in the Christmas Sleigh at Grove Park Inn and also a one horse open sleigh ride at a Billy Graham Library Christmas Celebration. I had a request for more of the carriage rides at BGL that one of my viewers had seen the highlights of Christmas at BGL video that was uploaded last year. I will post that video as a video response to this one for any of you who are interested in seeing more of the Christmas celebrations at BGL. To end the video is a display of samples of Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh which were the gifts that the Wise Men brought to Jesus.2012-12-16 05:39:39
Southern Elevator in Walker Science Building at Queens University in Charlotte, NC
I would like to go back and ride these neat elevators at Queens again when I am feeling better. We had an appointment with the librarian to ride the neat elevator in the library on the day that I wasn't feeling the best but I was determined to keep the appointment instead of rescheduling and as we were fixing to leave, we were told about this one in the Science building so as it was on our way to the car we made a quick stop. :)2012-12-15 20:23:37
Thyssenkrupp Signa 4 Elevator at Comfort Suites in Columbia, SC
Here is one we stopped at on our way out of town going home last weekend2012-12-15 18:19:11
Kone Elevator at the Best Western Plus in Columbia, SC
Was not sure what brand these were but the sheet in the elevator stated that they were Kone. What do you all think? I would not have guess Kone.2012-12-15 04:49:33
Gated Southern Elevator in Everett Library at Queens University in Charlotte, NC
I plan to go back for a retake on this elevator as when we went, I was feeling a bit under the weather but did not want to postponed our appointment we had with Joli McClelland and Rebecca Anderson who were very nice in not only letting me ride the Southern Elevator in the library but also showing me several other elevators on campus. For more info on the library at Queens University, check out their website library.queens.edu2012-12-15 03:00:23
Thoughts and Prayers to the Community of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticuit
praying for the whole community of Sandy Hook Elementary School especially the children and their families2012-12-14 20:51:00
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present: 12 Days to go
This is from last year at Charlotte Motor Speedway Christmas Village where there is shopping, food, RV Camping Tours plus you can walk through the little town of Bethlehem. We are planning on going again this year so I'll save the driving on the track and the Christmas Lights along the road going in for another video upload.2012-12-13 21:41:51
Schindler HT Elevator for Nathan&Riley at Holiday Inn Express in Columbia, SC
Nathan and Riley - this is for you per your request for HT Schindler :)2012-12-13 01:24:45
Schindler Elevator at the Hampton Inn in NE Columbia, SC
Escalatorgeek881 has filmed these also.2012-12-12 22:39:16
Dover Impulse Elevator at the Hampton Inn in Historic District of Columbia, SC
This Hampton Inn is located in downtown Columbia Historic District SC. You can check out their website for more info: & you can check out thier Facebook page at & you can check out my Facebook page for some of the photos we took on our stop here. 19:31:26
Room Tour of Room 620 at Hampton Inn&Suites in Columbia SE Fort Jackson, SC
Special thanks to General Manager John Carpenter for inviting me and my family up for a visit. We went up there this past Saturday. I have been sick but didn't want to postpone the trip because I didn't want to have to wait any longer than what I have already been waiting to see this brand new Hampton Inn ever since I found out about it. I was not feeling up to par by the time we got there and was pretty wore out as you can probably see in the video clip. I was feeling somewhat better on Sunday when we did the full hotel tour with John Carpenter which I really enjoyed and will be uploading the video of that tour soon. For more info on the hotel, check out the website at and their facebook page link is You can also check out my facebook page for photos of the hotel at 01:24:35
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present: 14 Days to go
This video is from the present. These are the Christmas flowers we picked out for my grandmother Medlin's grave this year. Over Thanksgiving weekend, We had gone up to Fayetteville to see my Pop-Pop and have Sunday lunch with him. We ate at one of grandmother's Medlin's favorite restaurants which was Western Sizzlin, after that we went to the store and picked out the flowers before going to her gravesite. This is the 20th year of her homecoming into Heaven. I never got a chance to meet her on this Earth but will one day in Heaven. We miss you Grandmother Medlin.2012-12-11 22:02:23
A Quick Look at a Southern Freight Elevator at Queens University
We didn't get to ride this one as it requires a key to operate the light inside the cab and the person showing us the elevator did not know who would have the key. We had met her in the building that had the Park Gated Hydro and she was telling us about this one and told us she could show it to us but without having the key to access the light, we probably wouldn't be able to ride it. We told her we would like to see it even if we couldn't ride it and she was kind enough to take time out of her schedule to show it to us. There are photos of it on my Facebook Page at in the Queens Photo Album.2012-12-11 18:21:59
A Christmas Present Thank You Video to Thyssenkrupp Elevators
I got an early Christmas present in the mail last week and this is the unboxing video of what Thyssenkrupp Elevators sent to me. Thank you TKE so much for thinking of me and all you have done for me this year. I really appreciate it more than words can say. This will serve as my Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present Series video for today as well which is 15 days to go.2012-12-11 03:02:30
A Huge Shout Out to Otis Elevators From TJElevatorfan
I would like to thank Otis Elevators for giving me some really neat items when I was invited and given the chance by John Carpenter who is the General Manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Fort Jackson / Columbia SC to come and see a close up look at their special Otis elevator. Here's a salute to the Otis Gen2 Gearless Roomless System with RenGen Drive. There are only 2 pairs of this type in the world at this time. First pair is located at Hampton Inn & Suites in SC and the 2nd pair is located at another Hampton Inn in NC. What an honor it was for me to be invited up to see the elevator and be given all of these special items. Check out this link for more info on this neat elevator. pages/Gen2Elevator.aspx?menuID=2 and you can check out Hampton Inn & Suites FB page at 23:55:10
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present: 16 Days to go
Almost forgot to upload Christmas Countdown video for today. Time's running short so this will be a short clip of some Christmas trees we saw today in SC at a few of the hotels we stopped by on our way home. Not the video I was planning on uploading today but we got back later than what I thought we would so don't really have time to upload the one planned for today, that one will be uploaded tomorrow. :)2012-12-10 05:14:12
Appreciating the Thrill of a Brand New Otis Elevator with a Quiet Ride
Located at the brand new Hampton Inn & Suites in Fort Jackson (Columbia) SC. This is a brand new Otis elevator. Enjoy! :) For more info on Otis Elevators, you can check out their website at & for more info on this particular type of elevator, check out pages/Gen2Elevator.aspx?menuID=2 & for more info on the new Hampton Inn & Suites - check out their Facebook Page at 06:12:13
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present: 17 Days to go
Today's upload is the Dancing Snowmen and Carol of the Trees of the Smokey Mountain Christmas celebration at Dollywood. My favorite part of this video clip I think would be the Christmas Story/Little Drummer Boy segment of the Christmas Tree Light Show. This was taken during Winterfest of 1999. Mom was about 6 and 1/2 months pregnant with me at the time. We end the video clip with a passing glance of the Southern Gospel Music Museum windows&parts of Dollywood all lit up including the Robert F. Thomas Chapel outlined in lights. Hope you enjoy it.2012-12-08 18:56:38
Park Elevator at Queens University in Charlotte, NC
I wished I had felt better today so I could have enjoyed this more. I was a bit under the weather but did not want to call off the scheduled meeting with Joli McClelland and Rebecca Anderson who was very nice in not only letting me ride the Southern Elevator in the library (which I will upload that video soon) but showing me several other elevators on campus. Thanks to Ms. Jan for letting us ride this one with her. :) I posted pictures of the elevators and some of the photos we took the other day on school field trip that we took to Queens. For more info on Queens University, Check out their Facebook Page, Website & YT Channel. & & QueensUniversityofCharlotte2012-12-08 03:04:56
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present: 18 Days to go
This is another try to upload this video clip. The last time I tried it took over 8 hours to upload and over 12 hours to process only to give an error message. I reformatted&edited the file so hopefully this one will upload right. It is taken from a 21 year old VHS tape and it is the last Family Christmas Party that my Grandmother Medlin planned and hosted. She loved Christmas and knew how to celebrate. Her theme for this Christmas party was "Christmas around the World" and she did a lot of research of how Christmas is celebrated in different parts of the world for this event. She made take home programs of the different traditions including the various ways Santa is portrayed by different countries. She incorporated some of those traditions into her party such as the yule log and caroling plus family skits, etc. Some of you who know my dad may get a kick out of seeing what he looked like 21 years ago. I never got to meet my Grandmother Medlin here on Earth but videos like these are very special as it gives me a glimpse of what she was like and how her voice sounded. This video is for my Pop-Pop, aunt Brenda&uncle Wendell as well as my cousins Chris, Amy&Jolie.2012-12-07 23:53:53
Thyssenkrupp Elevator at the Hampton Inn on Clemson Frontage Rd, Columbia, SC
I really enjoyed exploring this one. Thought it was neat that their pool was still open this time of year though as it is an outdoor pool.2012-12-06 18:47:46
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present Series: 20 Days to go
Back to the past with today's upload. Starting with just a few of Pigeon Forge, TN's Winterfest decoartions and ending up with the Incredible Christmas Place's outside Model Train layout.2012-12-05 14:56:30
Making the Doughnuts: Anybody Hungry for a Snack?
Here's a short little clip that mom took on our last stop of our photography field trip last Friday. My teacher surprised my classmates&I with a special treat after we had finished taking photos outside at Queens University for our upcoming Christmas Program's scenery project. I normally do not like to eat sweets but when I am in the mood to eat a doughnut, I will eat one of these simple plain glazed doughnuts. Side note: while at Queens, we stopped in at the library there and I discovered they have a Southern Elevator which is for staff only so I didn't get a chance to ride it but since then mom has contacted the library and we are now in the process of scheduling a time for me to go ride their elevator with permission so stay tuned for that upcoming event. :) We only had the silver camera with us on the field trip so that's why this is not in HD.2012-12-05 00:43:35
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or Present Series: 21 Days to go
Today's upload takes us back into the Past. This is from 2005 and we are at Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, TN. It's towards the end of the night's festivities and since there is not a whole lot of people around, mom and dad let me walk instead of riding in the wagon they had for me. We also stop to watch the Christmas Parade. At the end of this clip we are at the Southern Gospel Music Museum which we show the tribute brick on the museum walkway that has my name and one of my former Sunday School Teachers' son's name engraved on it. We also include the segment where I sing Jesus Loves Me in the hall of fame area. I had started singing and clapping because I like the echo that area makes (mom had told me off camera that we needed to be a little more quiet but the staff in the store said that since there was hardly anybody there as it was almost closing time to go ahead and let me "belt one out" so I did. :) I will upload more of the Dollywood Christmas Decorations in another video at some point in this countdown series. I have had trouble with the processing of the last couple of videos that I have uploaded to YT so I'm making today's installment shorter to see if that helps with the uploading and processing issues.2012-12-04 17:09:28
Our Visit to the Old Mill Pottery Cafe & Grill
This is a neat place to eat at in Pigeon Forge, TN. :) We ate out on the patio near the creek which was just right the day we went - not too hot or cold. The food was great too. :) For more info, check out their website Old Mill Pottery House Cafe Website & Facebook Page at Old Mill Pottery House Cafe Facebook2012-12-04 05:50:07
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or Present Series: 23 Days to go
This was requested by Dieselducy so I hope you enjoy it. It is an HD retake of the Christmas Countdown Snowman Decoration from the video that I uploaded back in 2010. I have gotten several emails about this particular item. Most want to know who makes its and where to buy one. It was sold by Avon years ago. There are several of these out on ebay now for sale.2012-12-03 00:21:39
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or Present Series: 24 Days to go
Thought it would be fun to start a countdown to Christmas Video series where everyday from now until Christmas, I will upload a video dealing with a Christmas theme that can be from the past or the present. Hope you enjoy this series. :) Today is a video from the present of some Christmas lights we saw over Thanksgiving Break on our way home from Fayetteville, NC. We had gone up there to visit my Pop-Pop and put some flowers on my Grandmother Medlin's grave.2012-12-01 20:01:12
My 3rd Year Anniversary Celebration Video Being on YouTube
This is a video to celebrate my 3rd year anniversary being on YouTube. It was November 30th 2009 when I uploaded my first video which was filmed at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia. First up in this celebration video is a vintage movie reel photo slide show of some major highlights from this year ranging from Elevated Hamptonality, Thyssenkrupp Elevators, Home2 Suites, getting stuck in the elevator with Garren to my meet up with Dieselducy&Cannycart :) then we get back to colorized video of the Springhill Suites in downtown Memphis, TN with the Thyssenkrupp Dover Elevator which seemed to have a controller gltich as it skipped on floor 4 going up. The floor light didn't light up and there was no dover buzz when passing floor 4 but both floor light and dover buzz work on the way back down for the 4th floor.2012-12-01 02:48:44
Schindler Elevator at the Upscale Sleep Inn in Downtown Memphis, TN
Here's yet another video clip from Memphis taken back in late August :) I keep thinking we have pretty much uploaded all of those videos (from that trip) but then I will find another clip we have not uploaded when sorting through my files. In this clip when riding the Schindler elevator at the Sleep Inn, I refer to the Hampton Brand Team Meeting we were at earlier in the day so at the start of the video, I share some photo highlights from that neat experience so ya'll can get a little taste of what I was referring to. :)2012-11-28 18:39:17
HD Retake of the 3 Elevators at The Carolina Historic Hotel in Pinehurst, NC
Hope everybody had a blessed Thanksgiving Holiday. I did. Just took a much needed break and rested up while spending time with my family and grandparents. We also went and put some flowers on my Grandmother Medlin's grave&on the way back home from that trip, we stopped at The Carolina to see this year's gingerbread display and Christmas trees. Here are the HD retakes we did of the elevators at this very nice resort.2012-11-26 07:53:53
More Gifts to be Thankful for - Thanks to IUEC No 1&2 plus Liberty Elevators
more gifts in the mail from Elevator Constructors No 1 ( New York & New Jersey) and Local Union No 2 (Chichago Ridge, IL) and Liberty Elevators. Thanks to Jack Vrankovic for gathering all these items to mail to me. :) For more info on these fine folks, check out & Photos of these gifts are on my website as well.2012-11-22 23:22:14
A Very Special Thank You to Jack Vrankovic Part 1
These are some very special items I got in the mail from Mr. Jack Vrankovic. I will be uploading a part 2 of these items when I get them back from being professionally framed but for now stay tuned for the climactic close up finish of the detailing of the vintage Otis Call Station. :) Thanks again Jack for these, it means more than words can say.2012-11-22 21:06:18
A Re-Visit of the Otis Elevator at the Hampton Inn in Wilkesboro, NC
This one was taken when I went to Wilkesboro to see my picture on the wall of fame awhile back and even though I had filmed this elevator before - I decided to ride&film it again just for the fun and joy of riding the elevator. :) Hope you enjoy it. If you are ever in the Wilkesboro area - be sure to stay at this Hampton Inn and look for my picture on the wall of fame :)2012-11-18 05:43:23
Home2 Suites Grand Opening Celebration in Charlotte, NC
Special thanks to General Manager, Juan Torres&Toni Buffey (Sales Manager) for inviting me to participate in the Grand Opening Event of Home2 Suites in Charlotte, NC. I got to help hold the Ribbon for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony which was a great honor and neat experience for me. I also got a kick out of "Elevated Hamptonality" being shown in the Conference Room. The food was tasty and we got a tour of another room type that we hadn't previously seen before which was the King Suite. Hope you enjoy this video clip of highlights. For more info on Home2 Suites, you can check out their website at & 21:31:27
Thyssenkrupp Elevator in Office Complex in Indian Land, SC
This is a little shopping and office complex in Indian Land, SC that had a TKE2012-11-13 15:50:35
A Neat Place to Visit: The City of Light in Indian Land, SC
Thanks to Bradley Hyman for letting us know about this place. This is the City of Light located in Indian Land, SC. We got permission to ride the elevators in the Chapel building & also the administrative office building (but only from 2nd to 1st floor as the rest of the floors required a key card - main entrance is on level 2 which both had Otis elevators. Notice one had center open & the other had 2 speed door in the administrative building. You can check out their website at & you can check out my facebook page for more photos 03:11:45
2 More Room Types at the Hampton Inn on Tunnel Road in Asheville, NC
Rooms 204&217. These are the last 2 room types that we have toured at the Hampton Inn on Tunnel Rd so far in Asheville, NC. I hope you enjoyed these tours. This one shows the light in the closet in the handicapped accessible room and also a typical standard king room. Special thanks to Andrea Coon for being the person she is. :) If you are ever in Asheville, NC - her hotel is the one to stay at.2012-11-12 03:51:50
Tour of Handicapped Accessible Room w/ Roll in Shower at Hampton Inn Tunnel Rd
Another room tour with general manager Andrea Coon. :) Room 117 which has roll in shower and also the alarm and light for doorbell.2012-11-11 22:45:26
Requested Seperate Video of Kone Elevator w/ Dewhurst Fixtures in MS
I had several people asking me to upload this clip and any additional footage I had of this elevator in a seperate video upload. This is one of the clips that was featured in my thank you video of 2 Million Views. It is is the elevator with Dewhurst fixtures located at the Holiday Inn Express in Olive Branch, MS. This is the footage I have of this elevator - maybe a bit more than what was already uploaded but not much. By the time we did this elevator, it was getting late and I was running out of steam. I am glad we found this one though. BCElevators has filmed this one too. I hope you enjoy it. :)2012-11-11 18:12:07
Dover Elevator at the Holdiay Inn Express in New Albany, MS
similar to the other Dover elevators we rode on this trip. Number 2 on floor indicator was bunred out though.2012-11-10 17:45:45
Thyssenkrupp Elevator at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southaven, MS
This was another one on my list to see on our August trip. You can actually hear the other elevator buzzing in the elevator we are in. Nice floor.2012-11-09 15:14:47
Thyssenkrupp Elevator at the Comfort Suites in Forest City, AR
Note the color of fixtures mostly blue except for 1st floor fixture button is red.2012-11-08 17:37:11
Schindler Elevator at the Hampton Inn in Memphis, TN Walnut Grove Baptist East
Another Hampton Inn that was on my list to see while in Memphis2012-11-08 15:40:28
Rental Car (from Memphis, TN trip) Video Snipets
Shout Out to Hotelmanztv2012-11-07 03:02:35
Dover Elevator at the Comfort Inn in New Albany, Mississippi
Shout Out to LIRRVids - listen to the sounds from the machine room!2012-11-07 01:37:57
My 1500th Video is a Special Video of Thanks to IUEC Local Units 7, 18, 20, 85
This is my 1500th video upload and it is a special SHOUT OUT & THANKS to the International Union Elevator Constructors (IUEC) Local Units 7, 18, 20, 85 for all the wonderful items that they sent to me. I appreciate all of the neat gifts. You can check out my facebook page at and look under fall break and more gifts in the mail photo albums to see photos of all the wonderful items. :)2012-11-06 21:34:48
Center Open Schindler Elevator at the Best Western Plus in Olive Branch, MS
This elevator kind of got busy but it was still a good ride and elevator. :) Nice and friendly staff who did not mind us filming when they saw us. :)2012-11-06 16:12:06
Otis Elevator at the Hampton Inn in New Albany, MS
Here is another video from our End of August trip :) Hope you enjoy.2012-11-05 19:24:53
Full Hotel Tour w/ King Suite at the Hampton Inn Beale Street Memphis, TN
This is another requested shout out. This one is to MegaZeldafan1 who has been waiting to see a tour of this particular Hampton Inn. I need to extend a HUGE THANKS to Hampton Brand Team for the invite and all expense paid trip to Memphis and for bestowing me with all kinds of neat gifts, such as my Ambassador of Hamptonality award, Hampton Uniform, my Playbill displayed at the Orpheum Theatre and having the chance to see the rough cut version of Elevated Hamptonality on the big screen. These are just a few of the wonderful things they did for my family & I. You can check out the 2 photo albums of Hampton Goodies & Hampton Brand Team Meeting on my facebook page to see more of the gifts and pictures of the Orpheum Theatre at 08:32:32
Short Clip of the Dover Modded by Thyssenkrupp Elevator at the Blues Parking Deck
Another requested shout out. This one is to Benjevator. I just noticed the typo I did in the video but Benjevator is the correct spelling. Sorry about that. This parking deck is the one that Hampton Inn&Suites in downtown Memphis, TN uses for their guests. I have more footage of these parking deck elevators on a memory card somewhere but for now here's a short clip of them. Hope you enjoy it. I will be uploading the Full Hotel Tour of the Hampton Inn&Suites in downtown Memphis, sometime this week so stay tuned. I'm still in the process of editing that one. :)2012-11-04 21:20:26
Dover Impulse Elevator with White Fixtures at Comfort Inn in Lincolnton, NC
Shout out to Beckwithelevatorman2012-11-03 04:22:36
Signa4 Thyssenkrupp Elevator at Hampton Inn in Lincolnton, NC
This is another requested shout out. This one is to NationalElevator. Hope you enjoy this video of the new Hampton Inn in Lincolnton, NC, 19:01:42
US Elevator with Square Fixtures in the Elm Building at A - B Community College
This is a nice find. A US Elevator with square fixtures is one you don't come across too often although I have ridden one of these before.2012-11-02 16:43:13
Southern Appalachian Radio Museum Located at A-B Community College
Special thanks to Norman Harrill who is the president of the museum for giving us a private tour. For pictures of radios and other items the museum has, check out my facebook page at under the Fall Break Photo Album.2012-11-02 14:26:46
Otis Elevator at the Holiday Inn in Forest City, NC
Series 52012-11-01 23:37:29
Schindler Elevator at the Holiday Inn Express in Shelby, NC
Didn't get it on camera but from the highway as you are passing by this hotel - there is a sloping bank that has a billboard right in front of the Holiday Inn Express that adverstises for the Hampton Inn that is located just down the street. I thought that was kind of funny. This Schindler seemed to be a bit noiser than normal but otherwise nice.2012-11-01 18:21:01
Hampton Inn Shelby, NC - Elevator w/ GAL Fixtures (?)&a Very Slow Door
Not sure what brand this is but think it has GAL fixtures - any guesses?2012-11-01 02:20:45
Video of Treats: Happy Halloween
This is a video full of treats for me that I wanted to share with you. This is footage of me during my fall break. I went back up to Hampton Inn - Tunnel Road to visit Andrea Coon and all my friends up there. Ms. Laura Frances with the help of Andrea carved out a very special pumpkin for me as a surprise upon my arrival. We had also brought her something as well. Ya'll get to see me in my full fledged Hampton Uniform :) Besides getting to work behind the desk again, I also act as an elevator operator and one of the nicest of guests even gave me my first tip. :)2012-11-01 00:00:53
For NYelevators:A Behind the Scenes Tour of Thyssenkrupp Elevators
To be invited to come for a behind the scenes tour of the Thyssenkrupp Desination Dispatch Elevators at Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, NC was an honor and a privilege for me!! I have to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to TKE!! Special thanks also goes out to Sasha Bailey for arranging this tour for us and also to our wonderful tour guides: Michael Boerner, Andy Capan & Howard Weigel for being such outstanding hosts. NYelevators, this is just for you as I know you have been waiting for this video to be uploaded so I hope you enjoy this tour (I know I did) of the Machine Rooms, Hoistway Access, Service Panel, & Elevator Pit. For more info on TKE, check out their website at and ThyssenKruppElevatorAmericas and You can also check out Duke Energy Center's website at www.thedukeenergycenter.com2012-10-31 05:44:08
Shout Out to Andrea Coon&the Hampton Inn on Tunnel Road in Asheville, NC
Here is some more behind the scenes of Elevated Hamptonality filmed at the Hampton Inn on Tunnel Rd in Asheville, NC2012-10-29 05:20:09
Thyssenkrupp Destination Dispatch Elevator Service Panel&Emergency Light
Another sneek peek of my visit with TKE at Duke Energy Center. Still working on main video upload from this visit. Lots of footage both from HD Digital Camera and the Hamptonality Flip Camera to sort through :)2012-10-27 20:54:13
In the Elevator Pit of Low - Mid Rise Traction Thyssenkrupp Destination Dispatch Elevators
This is a sneak peek of my visit with TKE in Charlotte, NC at the Duke Energy Center. HUGE THANKS to Sasha Bailey at Thyssenkrupp Elevators Americas for arranging my Behind the Scenes Visit. I also would like to extend SPECIAL THANKS to our wonderful tour guides who were Howard Weigel, Michael Boerner&Andy Capan. This was an awesome experience! Hope you enjoy this sneek peek. More videos of the footage we took to come. Check out my facebook page for pictures of our visit. Also check out ThyssenKrupp's web site at www.thyssenkruppelevator.com2012-10-26 23:02:00
Otis Elevator at the Extended Stay America in Charlotte, NC
2 things to notice about this video clip: at 0:39 the directional indicator and also at 1:42 watch what happens with the phone door. Not a bad elevator although it did smell like smoke but that has nothing to do with the actual elevator itself. :) Liked the message on the bullentin board in employee break area (we didn't go in there - just took picture as door was open as we were passing by it)2012-10-25 05:43:55
Schindler Elevator at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Charlotte, NC
Believe this used to be Candlewood Suites. Overall a very nice Schindler.2012-10-25 04:41:37
My Visit w/ the General Manager at Hampton Inn SP @ Phillips Place in Charlotte, NC
This is the very nice upscale Hampton Inn that we did a Full Hotel Tour with Cannycart with several years back. I was invited to come back to meet the general manager and this is the video footage from that visit. I really had a blast and I thank Marcel Hebert, the GM & also the front desk crew for a wonderful visit. For more info check out the hotel's website at We toured a King Size Balcony View Room plus a Handicapped Accessible King Suite. We also got to see the main lobby Otis elevators machine room. Hope you enjoy it. I will post the full hotel tour we did with Cannycart as a video response. We didn't film another full hotel tour as the hotel was a bit busy and we had already filmed one with Cannycart.2012-10-24 23:49:31
More Highlights of my Visit to Hilton Worldwide Offices in Memphis, TN
This is for my phone check buddy Scott. This is footage from my morning visit at the Hilton Worldwide Corporate Offices in Memphis, TN.2012-10-23 19:46:56
Otis Elevator at the Courtyard Hotel in Southaven, Mississippi
This is dedicated to Brooke who goes to Texas A&M University&her cousin Taylor. Thanks for keeping up with me on Facebook. Hope you enjoy the video.2012-10-23 16:13:11
Scenic Dover Elevator at the Drury Inn&Suites in Southaven, Mississippi
Had a bit of a mishap at the end but it all worked out ok. :) I really liked the fixture panel on this one. Think this is first Drury Inn that I have seen a Dover in.2012-10-22 03:34:20
Yellow Jacket Caught in Glass by my Papa @ Harvey's in Huntersville, NC
We went to Harvey's in Huntersville for Sunday Lunch with my grandparents today. We ate out on the upstairs porch which was very nice except for a pesty yellow jacket that kept buzzing by my Papa so he trapped in the glass towards the end for a few mins. We did let him go when we got up to leave. :) You can check out my facebook page for pictures of our outtings at Harvey's today. Good place to eat if you're in the Huntersville area. or 22:05:05
Full Hotel Tour of the Brand New Home2 Suites by Hilton in Charlotte, NC
A HUGE THANK YOU to General Manager Juan Torres and Sales Manager Toni Buffey and also my buddy Deshaun for taking me on a VIP behind the scenes hotel tour of the brand new Home2 Suites in Charlotte. Besides the usual room/suite tour, elevator ride and pool / fitness&business centers, we also got to view the housekeeping laundry / storage areas plus maintenance and electrical rooms. We also saw the Schindler Controller Panel in the Elevator Machine Room but I put that part in a seperate video upload which I will post as a video response to this one. For more info on this hotel you can check out these 2 websites & 06:30:05
Requested Video of Ride on the Otis Elevator Dedicated to Me
This is a double requested video. I had several requests to upload a video of the Otis elevator dedicated to me in action&I also had a request for a shout out to 6135CAM who wanted a Schindler or Otis elevator video so here you go. Hope you enjoy it. This was filmed with the temporary plaque in place and no narration. Just enjoy and appreciate the sounds of the elevator.2012-10-20 05:29:07
A Schindler HT Elevator Controller Panel in Machine Room
I was made an Honorary Team Member at the Home2 Suites in Charlotte, NC today and was allowed to go in the Schindler Elevator Machine Room and see what the Controller Panel looks like. :) Enjoy this short clip. More videos of our hotel tour to come...2012-10-20 01:37:16
Room Tour of a Hearing Accessible Handicapp Room at Hampton Inn Tunnel Road
This is a room tour Andrea Coon (whose the general manager)&I took at the Hampton Inn Tunnel Rd in Asheville, NC. Room has a pool view and it is also one of the handicapp rooms equip with hearing accessible light strobe and doorbell alarm. You also see Garye Costner our camera man in the hallway with the camera equipment all packed up ready to be moved again.2012-10-19 19:41:29
Smiling can be Hard Work when You are on a Film Production Shoot...
One More Time...Big Smile...Big Smile...One More Time.. Big Smile...Big Smile... Did you know Smiling so much can make your face muscles feel like they have had a work out? :) Smiling can be HARD WORK! Mr. Ken Hamm was our director and Garye Costner was our camera man. Here's a little sniplet of behind the scenes of having to pose for the still and fade in and fade out shots of Elevated Hamptonality... Check out for more info on the Digital Marketing Agency. They really were great guys to work with.2012-10-19 14:55:36
Hotel Room Time: Behind the Scenes Look at Being Filmed for "Elevated Hamptonality"
Clem - your mom has told me that you enjoy watching my videos so I thought I would surprise you and do a shout out to you. I appreciate you watching my videos and keeping up with me on Facebook. This is a behind the scenes look at some of the things we did for the filming of "Elevated Hamptonality" video that the great guys from icrossing filmed for Hampton. These scenes are the ones filmed actually in our room with me brushing teeth, Bear Story time&me using my computer. For more info on the film production company, check out their website at Some may think I might be too old for a Bear story but it is a tradition that dad&I do on weekend nights and special nights like when we are in a hotel. I enjoy hearing all the different voices dad comes up with for each of the bears and sometimes I even help come up with the plot of the story. We use different bears on different nights so that's another reason why I like to collect the TY bears because I look forward to dad making up a voice&personality for each one. :)2012-10-18 08:20:04
Otis Elevator at the Residence Inn in Southaven, MS
This is another requested shout out. This is to Caponecostello131 Thanks for watching my videos. Mom&I were talking about the trip in the video being some business and some pleasure (vacation) but in our honest opinions after the fact - it was all pleasure! The part of the trip with the Hampton Brand Team Meeting turned out to be the best part of the trip, to us anyway. I enjoyed it and am so glad they gave me the chance to come and be a part of the festivities. :) I also enjoyed the free time we had to go to Tupelo, MS and into Arkansas :)2012-10-15 23:37:54
Dover Elevator at the Fairfield Inn in Southaven, MS
This is another requested shout out to JimLiElevators and all of his 200 Subscribers. Hope you enjoy it.2012-10-15 21:37:25
1928 Vintage Otis Elevator at the City Building in Asheville, NC
This is the elevator that is featured in Hampton's "Elevated Hamptonality" video produced by icrossing, a digital marketing agency. A HUGE THANK YOU to Hampton Hotels, Ken Hamm, James Davis, & Garye Costner, Brooks Lester, Paul the lighting guy for giving me this memorable event & for all the hard work, time and effort that everybody put into the project. I also would like to thank the elevator operator who let me have a turn at the controls. :) This elevator was a blast to be able to ride and work the controls. Check out and for more info on these companies. You can also check out my website at and and be sure to check out Hampton Inn at Tunnel Road at 00:21:31
WOW!! I Have an Otis Elevator Dedicated to Me - Look at This!!!!
A BIG HEARTFELT THANK YOU to Andrea Coon and Hampton Inn at Tunnel Road in Asheville, NC for this HUGE SURPRISE & GREAT HONOR. Thank you doesn't seem quite enough to express my gratitude but this elevator dedication truly made me speechless and I do thank Andrea & her fine staff for all they have done for me from the bottom of my heart. It is appreciated more than words can say. Make sure you go to and like that page. You can also check out my website at & my facebook page for more pictures of this elevator.2012-10-13 22:12:52
New Ryko Car Wash at 7-11 Exxon Gas Station on Mallard Creek and HWY 29
Shout out to Drewax11. This video is a combo of the flip camera and iPhone video. We were having battery and memory issues with both while filming this but I think we got a pretty good video in spite of all the issues. Hope you enjoy it. My first car wash at night. :)2012-10-12 08:25:49
Otis Elevator Modded by ? at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Memphis, TN
Not sure who modded these? I was thinking these were Kone until I saw bcelevators version and saw the classic Oits leveling. Looks similar to US elevators also in my opinion. Any ideas or thoughts from Elevator Community?2012-10-11 17:08:26
Classic Dover Elevator with Otis Directional Indicator @ Hilton Headquarters in TN
Shout out to Hampton Brand Team in Memphis, Tennessee. Thank you for all you have done for me. Thanks also to Sheryl Shelton who arranged the Thyssenkrupp Elevator Plant Tour for me. Here is a video clip of me riding the Dovis (Dover and Otis) elevator at the Hilton Headquarters in Memphis, TN. I really enjoyed getting to tour the Hilton headquarters and meeting a lot of neat people.2012-10-09 23:22:21
Westinghouse Elevators @ the Comfort Inn in Downtown Memphis, TN
This is a shout out to TotallyTechStuff. Thanks for watching my videos. BCElevators has filmed these also. These were kind of busy when we were there so we had to put several clips together to make a video of these but I am happy with the way it came out. At one point in the video you can see a string on the back of my hair that we didn't realize was there. I had taken off my hat in the car and I guess somehow there had been a string inside of it that stayed on my hair.2012-10-08 02:16:51
For Matthew Kerber (&Dieselducy ) Demo of Preheat Fluorescent Light
Matthew - this is for you. Thanks for watching my videos. I know you are a fan of Dieselducy also so this video demos the preheat fluorescent light that Dieselducy gave to me awhile back. It's a great light. I also show an "instant on" fluorescent light my grandfather gave to me in this video. Thanks again Dieselducy for the great light. Hope you and Matthew both enjoy the video. :)2012-10-07 06:31:37
Otis Elevator at the Hampton Inn at Thousand Oaks, Memphis Tennessee
Congratulations to Hampton Hotels YouTube Channel for reaching the milestone of over 1 MILLION views on their channel today. :)2012-10-05 13:49:43
First 3 Video Clips from the New Flip HD Hamptonality Camera
This video has the first 3 video clips we filmed after we got the new flip HD Hamptonality camera from Hampton at the Hampton Brand Team Meeting in Memphis, TN.These are not in exact order. The clips include view from our balcony at the Hampton Inn on Beale Street, me filming my dad,&the Schindler elevator at The Madison Hotel.Balcony view was first clip we did film but the other 2 are out of correct sequence.2012-10-04 22:51:57
My Hampton Experience at The Orpheum in Memphis, Tennessee
I was invited to go to Memphis, Tennessee to attend the Hampton Brand Team Meeting at the end of August. I was overwhelmed with all the surprises waiting in store for me. This video shows you a glimpse of just some of the goodies I got from Hampton and also our backstage pass of the Orpheum Theatre plus a ride on their Dover classic elevator. For more on the Orpheum, check out their website at www.orpheum-memphis.com2012-10-04 03:50:18
The Elevator Boy
A picture story by me and my mom which tells a true story of "The Elevator Boy" and how he became TJElevatorfan on YouTube. In other words, a story about me. I hope you enjoy it.2012-10-03 14:40:30
Tomorrow is a BIG day for me and also for Elevator Photography
2012-10-02 23:21:56
Look Who's on the Wall of Fame at the Hampton Inn in Wilkesboro, NC
That's right. Hampton Inn in Wilkesboro, NC has the picture of me with the general manager Summer Combs and Carol on their wall of fame. :) Carol is one of Hampton Inn's finest employees as she went beyond the call of duty&stopped on her way into work one morning to get me a chocolate milk to go with my breakfast after she found out on the previous day that I like chocolate milk, now that's what Hamptonality is all about. :)2012-10-01 04:11:50
Scenic Elevator at the Doubletree Hotel shows Skyline of Downtown Memphis, Tennessee
These were pretty nice. You see the lobby for a little bit then it goes up to where your view becomes the skyline of downtown.2012-09-30 06:52:01
2 MILLON VIEWS: A Special THANK YOU Video to ALL My Subscribers & Viewers
This is a special THANK YOU video to ALL my subscribers & viewers. I wanted to make a different type of video for this great milestone of reaching over 2 million views in less than 3 years of being on YT. That's right, as of this morning on Sept 28th, I have 2,000,532 views. This video contains 5 videos in one PLUS a BONUS SNEAK PEAK of our suite at Hampton Inn in Memphis, TN. This video has a ThyssenKrupp, 2 styles of Otis, a Schindler, along with a Thyssen-Dover, and a very special KONE elevator with DEWHURST fixtures!! There was an epic editing software fail at 11:34 in the video but it wasn't too bad so I decided to just go with it and upload the video like it is to get this out to ya'll sooner. This video also covers 3 states: Tennessee, Arkansas & Mississippi. Hope you enjoy it. Be sure to check out Hampton's new sneak peak of "Elevated Hamptonality" that they released this morning as well making it an even more special day for me. :)2012-09-29 15:55:38
Otis Traction Elevator at the Historic Peabody Hotel in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee
bcelevators and thegrudge58 have filmed these elevators too. If you haven't checked out their channels be sure to. They have got some pretty good videos. & Stay tuned for a few pictures of the views from the top including the penthouse pen of the famous Peabody ducks at the end of video clip. If you want to see a video of the march of the Peabody Ducks, I have that already uploaded in a seperate video which I will post as a video response to this one.2012-09-28 00:04:08
Schindler MT Elevator at the Madison Hotel in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee
Bonus view from Penthouse Observation Deck. This is a shout out video to FGelevatorsReturns2012-09-28 00:04:08
For EMS318&Any Elvis Fans:Video Clip of Elvis' Birthplace in Tupelo&an Otis Elevator
EMS318 I decided to do a shout out to you since you have done several dedication videos to me. I hope you enjoy it. First up is a video clip (&also some photos) of the birthplace of Elvis Presley and the church building his family attended. 2nd is the Otis Series 1 elevator at the Staybridge Suites in Memphis, Tennessee which I am thinking used to be something else and Staybridge bought it because it is not your typical Staybridge design.2012-09-27 17:54:12
Kone Monospace Elevators at the Westin in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee
This is another shout out video. This one is to YT user 55466244. Thanks for watching my videos. We found the same set up as bcelevators when he filmed these. One elevator gave full access even though it had a card reader up to the 9th floor while the other elevator was locked out except to 2nd floor. Gluse has also filmed these.2012-09-27 15:19:38
Thyssenkrupp Elevator at the Memphis East 4 Points by Sheraton
When bcelevators filmed these (who got a better video of these then we did) elevator number 2 was having a door issue but it seems to have been fixed as it really didn't have a problem with us. These were really busy when we stopped by but we managed to get enough clips to put a video together. Elevator number one never did come down. The elevator bank in lobby had mirror doors. We used one of the video clips that we filmed here of the mirror doors in the birthday video for codownsonwii so I didn't include that one in this clip. Overall a very nice elevator.2012-09-26 14:01:26
Requested 7 Eleven Car Wash on University City Blvd in Charlotte, NC
This was requested by mpollux2. This is a touch free car wash not sure what system or brand other than it is located at the Exxon / 7 Eleven Gas Station off of University Blvd. in Charlotte, NC. Hope you enjoy it.2012-09-25 16:17:55
Showcase Video of Thanks for ALL My TKE Gifts from Thyssenkrupp Elevators
This is a Shout Out Video to TKE. THANKS for all the cool stuff you gave and sent to me. This is a video showcasing them all. A HUGE THANKS to Pat Ginn who gave us an outstanding tour of the Middleton Plant. The staff there was so nice and friendly and made this an experience one that I will never forget. The time and effort that it took to make these personalized gifts is so very much appreciated. This is also for Mitchel Lunn who was one of many wanting to see the call station in action. :)2012-09-23 22:31:16