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Behind the Scenes Tour w/ GM Shasta Ketchie of Hampton Inn in Concord (Kannapolis) NC
Special thanks to Shasta Ketchie and her wonderful Hampton Staff for all they do. Every time I have visited this great hotel, they have welcomed me with open arms. I really enjoyed getting to tour the hotel with Shasta and getting to work behind the desk with Brianna and Peyton after the tour. :) For more info on this Hampton Inn, you can check out their Facebook Page at HamptonInnConcordKannapolis & their website at north-carolina/hampton-inn-concord-kannapolis-CLTCDHX2013-02-21 18:41:40
Dieselducy's First Ride on Rare Otis Series 6 Elevators w/ bonus Tour of Machine Room
located at Homewood Suites in Asheville, NC. Special thanks go to Richard Collins who is the assistant GM who gave us a wonderful tour of this hotel. Thanks to Andrea Coon (GM of Hampton Inn Tunnel Rd in Asheville) for setting this tour up for us as well. :) Stay tuned for a full tour of this fine hotel. For more info about this hotel, visit their website at & their facebook page at HomewoodSuitesAsheville2013-02-19 06:15:17
Vintage Otis Elevator at Flat Iron Building in Asheville, NC w/ Dieselducy
spending Winter Break in Asheville, NC w/ Dieselducy. Having a great time showing him around this beautiful place. :)2013-02-16 06:13:54
Unboxing the DoubleTree by Hilton Cookie Tins from Cannycart
These cookies sent to me by Cannycart are from the Christie Cookie Company who makes the DoubleTree by Hilton Cookies :) Thanks Cannycart for thinking of me and my family. We will enjoy these :) For more info on the Christie Cookie Company & DoubleTree, check out their websites. & about/cookie.html Also be sure to check out Cannycart's YT Channel and Facebook Page 00:31:31
A Hampton Roof Top View Birthday Video for BCElevators&Gluse
Today is the birthday of these 2 elevator filmers so here's a video to wish them both a happy birthday. This is the video clip from the roof top of the Hampton Inn in Concord (Kannapolis Area) NC. Hope you enjoy it. :) You can check out this Hampton's Facebook page at ConcordKannapolis2013-02-12 00:39:22
A Sneak Peek of Hampton Inn Hotel Tour in Concord (Kannapolis Area) NC
I got to go on a full hotel tour with the general manager Shasta Ketchie at this great Hampton Hotel on my 13th birthday :) I could not have asked for a better present than getting to go on the tour with her and then getting to work behind the desk with the fine Hampton Staff :) To see photos of this great hotel you can visit my facebook page at and you can also visit this Hampton's facebook page at ConcordKannapolis Stay tuned for full hotel tour coming soon....2013-02-09 22:07:00
A Special Thank You&Interesting Mail I Have Gotten :)
First up a special thanks to Patrick Richmond (Streetcar 1743) for the neat hard hat he sent to me for my birthday, be sure to check out his YT channel if you haven't done so yet. 2nd is the 2013 Hampton Brand Strategy Plan Magazine which has a nice article about me and the Hampton Inn Tunnel Road in Asheville, NC :) To see pictures of the magazine article go to my facebook page at :)2013-02-05 21:08:51
For JoshCraver9000: HD Retake of Otis Elevator at Hampton Inn in Rock Hill, SC
While in SC this past weekend, we stopped in at the Hampton Inn in Rock Hill to do an HD Retake of the elevators. They had changed the elevator cab as it used to have wood panel which I think I liked better than what they have in the cab now.2013-02-04 23:07:56
Video of My Radio Interview with Duncan McFadyen on WFAE 90.7 FM
Thanks to Duncan who invited me to come for an interview on his Morning Edition Show on WFAE. This is the video footage that mom and dad took during the interview. This was my first time being interviewed for radio. It was fun but as you probably can tell, I was a little nervous. You can hear the actual interview on WFAE's website @ 11:55:21
For Elevatorama: More Elevators at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte, NC
Thanks to Elevatorama for letting me know about these being opened. Check out his YT Channel. He's got some really good videos. These elevators are located in the section that has been closed every time we have been to the Blake Hotel so this was my first time riding these :) I am not sure what brand but think maybe Montgomery Kone but not sure. BE SURE to watch the 2nd elevator we ride as it seemed to be super fast going up and had awesome motor sound with very slow closing doors.2013-02-04 01:46:17
Requsted Retake&Another Great Mod Job by Thyssenkrupp Elevators
This was requested by YT User 55466244. These were originally Otis when we first filmed these back in 2011. The cab itself looks pretty much the same except for the phone and fixture panel and of course the grocery beep and lobby indicators. This time we were actually able to go all the way to the roof which was neat as last time floor 9 was the highest we could go without a key card. Will post the first video of these when they were Otis as video response. Hope you enjoy.2013-02-03 08:11:25
Plaza Hotel Classic Dover Traction Elevators Modded by Thyssenkrupp Elevators
Plaza Hotel is in process of renovations which includes the wonderful Dover elevators they used to have. I really liked the Classic Dover but I think TKE did a great job on the mod. I believe these are Mad fixtures w/ the grocery beep. Notice call button lights up red but inside fixtures are blue along with the floor indicators. I will post the video we did of these elevators when they were Dover as a video response to this one.2013-02-03 03:11:28
Tour of Radio Station WFAE 90.7FM with Duncan McFadyen
I was recently interviewed for radio station WFAE 90.7 FM Morining Edition Show with Duncan McFadyen. The interview has not aired yet. We will let you know of the scheduled air date & time when we find out. :) This is footage from the studio tour we got after our interview was taped. I hope you enjoy it. Be sure to check out WFAE's website at & their facebook page is also you can check out my facebook page for pictures that we took at WFAE. 16:46:29
Requested HD Retake of Schindler Elevators at Ballantyne Hotel in Pineville, NC
I found this retake footage on a camera card that I just recently found and was going through to see what was on it. This was actually taken a couple months ago. Someone had requested us to do an HD Retake of these elevators. I believe Cabs&Surfaces Inc. refurbished these cabs. I'm sorry I do not remember who actually requested this video but here you go.2013-01-27 00:54:44
Road Footage to Asheville, NC: From Our December Trip 2012
For all you who like road footage clips. Here is one from last December (2012) when we went up to Asheville, NC right before Christmas. It was trying to snow but never really did a whole lot but you can see some of it while we were driving. I have been kind of busy lately with a major school project that includes 5 states so I haven't had a lot of time to film or edit videos lately but I do have some exciting things happening in February for my YouTube uploads so stay tuned for more details...2013-01-27 00:07:13
A Unique Tour of the Hampton Inn at Lake Norman
Special thanks to Jessica Piotrowski and her Hampton Team Members along with Travis Dancy from Visit Lake Norman for making this visit so memorable for me. I hope you enjoy watching this as it has been a challenge to get this video processed & uploaded with over 10 failed attempts & 2 unsuccessful uploadings. I believe the problem was that for some reason the individual video files on the flip camera somehow got corrupted because when we plugged the flip camera into the computer, we got an error message asking us if we wanted to fix flip camera before proceeding any further. On a couple of the files there is a little bit of the audio track missing although it is not much and then some of the video clips would not play. For more info at Visit Lake Norman, check out their website @ & for more info on this Hampton, check out their website @ 01:44:52
Visit Lake Norman & Hampton Inn in Cornelius, NC Celebration
Visit Lake Norman & Hampton Inn in Cornelius, NC teamed up together to make my visit to meet Jessica Piotrowski & her Hampton Team Members extra special. For more info on Visit Lake Norman, check out their YT Channel, Facebook Page & website at Hampton Inn website is I will be uploading the Full Hotel Tour sometime tomorrow as I am still in the process of putting that video together :)2013-01-12 20:41:31
Sneak Peek of My Visit w/ the Hampton Team in Lake Norman (Cornelius, NC)
It was a treat to get a full hotel tour of this Hampton Inn w/ the General Manager Jessica Piotrowski & her Hampton Team. In this video clip which is just a sneak peek of that visit we ride the Dover Impulse Elevator going up "Hampton Style" and we also get a look at the Elevator Machine Room & the Hydraulic Pumps. :) I have to say a HUGE thank you to JP and her fine staff for such a warm welcome and also to Travis Dancy of Visit Lake Norman for the neat certificate that they presented me with yesterday. For more info on this Hampton, check out their website at & for more info on Lake Norman, check out Visit Lake Norman's website at To see pictures we took of this visit, check out my FB page at and stay tuned for upcoming video of the hotel tour we took :)2013-01-10 19:44:32
A Duo of Otis Elevators in Blythewood, SC
1st one located at Comfort Inn&the 2nd located at Holiday Inn Express. HIE had interesting locks on their doors.2013-01-03 22:41:53
A Dover Elevator Video for Cole: Best Western in Columbia, SC Fort Jackson
Cole - hope you enjoy it.2013-01-02 02:32:46
Happy New Year! Hampton Blue Ball Drop Welcomes 2013
Here's how we welcomed 2013 :) Hope you enjoy it. Blessings to all my viewers and subscribers for a wonderful 2013! . Thanks for watching my videos. I appreciate all of you.2013-01-01 05:55:17
Sneak Window Peek of Preparations for Hampton Blue Ball Drop for 2013
This is just a sneak peek of the preparations that we have for our countdown to the new year 2013. Actual countdown ball drop video will be full screen. This is just a sneak peek window prelude. :)2013-01-01 04:44:19
Double Video: 2 Holiday Inn Express&Suites Hotels with Thyssenkrupp Elevators
Both in Columbia, SC. One in the Fort Jackson area and the other one located on Two Notch Road off I-77. I believe the elevators on Two Notch Rd have been modded. I'm not sure but it could have originally been a Dover (note the Dover buzz) also, I think the hotel might have originally been a Sheraton before HIE.2013-01-01 00:54:12
Dover Elevator at the Wingate Hotel in Columbia, SC
Nice white door with gold on fixture panel side. Wood on the back&sides of cab.2012-12-31 08:01:25
Otis Elevator at the Country Inn&Suites in Columbia, SC Fort Jackson Area
Gotta love my dad even if he still doesn't know Otis Series 2 and 1 apart. :)2012-12-31 07:14:54
Dover Elevator at the Sleep Inn in Columbia, SC Fort Jackson Area
Dover Impulse that still has the bumper&nice cab2012-12-31 06:19:24
Thyssenkrupp Elevator at the Fairfield Inn in Columbia, SC
Signa42012-12-30 03:45:11
Schindler Elevator at the Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia, SC
The hotel was being renovated on top floor.2012-12-30 02:05:05
Center Open Series 5 Oits Elevator at the Residence Inn in Columbia, SC
These were kind of neat as you don't see center open much in hotels - sometimes you do but not often. I liked the interior of the cab also.2012-12-29 23:26:12
For Zachary in Minnesota: Otis Elevator at Holiday Inn Express in Brevard, NC
This is for Zachary whose 6 years old and likes to watch my videos. I hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas to you from me. :)2012-12-29 21:08:39
For Streetcar1743: Hampton Inn Shuttle Ride among other highlights from Tunnel Road
Streetcar1743 this video is for you and also Dieselducy. It shows Hampton Inn's Tunnel Road Christmas Decorations & then me with Reggie hamming it up for the camera then me & Kenneth getting some work done ending up with the part you & Dieselducy might like which is a ride out to McDonald's to get a McRib for dinner in the Hampton Shuttle van. :)2012-12-29 20:01:08
A Tour of The Inn at Brevard Historic Landmark
A very nice historic Inn filled with lots of history and antiques. The owners were very nice in allowing us to explore their Inn. Very charming. Hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas everyone. For more info on this Inn, check out their website at www.theinnatbrevard.com2012-12-28 04:55:11
Shout Out to Streetcar1743
Thanks for the package of info and also here is some more footage of the Hampton Inn Shuttle Van. This one is filmed in the daytime when we got picked up from our lunch at Cracker Barrel :)2012-12-28 01:56:37
Flashback Video: 2009 Me Exploring Hampton Inn Tunnel Road for the 1st Time
Found one of my old dvds that had this footage on it. This is the first time I explored Hampton Inn Tunnel Rd in Asheville, NC. We were in town for the ACSI Spelling Bee. This is for Andrea Coon&her Hampton staff. This is before the hotel got renovated so it looks pretty different now. :)2012-12-27 04:39:41
First Test Video of my New iPod 4th Generation
One of my Christmas presents this year. Testing it out on the way to my Nana&Papa's on Christmas Day. Not a direct upload though, I formatted it through Corel VideoStudio Pro x5 to make it right side up.2012-12-26 19:54:03
Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia SE Fort Jackson, SC Tour
Huge thanks to general manager John Carpenter for taking us on a behind the scenes tour of his wonderful new Hampton Inn hotel. We go on to the roof and we also get to see the Mechanical, Telephone & Electrical rooms. We got to tour several room types plus kitchen and the back patio where they have a very nice grill and pool & fitness areas. For some reason, we missed out filming the front patio where they had a fire pit which is very nice. I hope to go back soon as I was feeling under the weather when we were there but didn't want to postpone the trip. Be sure to check out their facebook page at I also had a request to upload the segment where John is discussing specifics of the elevators so stay tuned as that is at the end of video. You can also check out my facebook page for more photos on this neat hotel. Some of the material in this full hotel tour may have already been uploaded in separate videos but we had both mom and dad filming so it is from a different perspective somewhat. :) The elevator scenes at the end are the same as the video of them uploaded already but in this clip, it has the extra audio of John discussing the specifics of the elevator system. That was really the best video we got of the elevators. The other clips we had gotten of the elevators has people getting in and out on various floors so we decided not to use that part of our footage . Hope you enjoy it. pages/Gen2Elevator.aspx?menuID=22012-12-26 08:05:14
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present: 2 Days to go
A Brevard Hampton Inn Christmas. We stopped by here on our way home from Asheville, NC this weekend. It was an older style Hampton but still very nice and also had a few Christmas decorations. Shows lobby, breakfast area plus outside pool which was closed for the season and also the fitness center after taking a ride on their Otis elevator. :) For more info on this Hampton, you can check out their website at www.brevard.hamptoninn.com2012-12-24 04:23:14
Requested Video: Otis Elevator in Independent Service at Hampton Inn Tunnel Road
Andrea Coon along with my parents&I ride the elevator in independent service up to the top floor then back down. I'm sorry that I can't remember who requested us to do this video. I looked through several emails trying to find your name but couldn't find it. If you send us another email - we'll put your name in the description :) Thanks Andrea for letting us do this, it was lots of fun and we also enjoyed having dinner with you at Longhorn tonight.2012-12-23 03:44:06
Sneak Peek of Hotel Tour of Hampton Inn Columbia Southeast Fort Jackson
Planning on uploading this FULL BEHIND THE SCENES Hotel Tour on Christmas Day. Here is a little sneak peek of it. We are touring room 202 which is a King Size Suite with the general manager, John Carpenter. Both mom and dad were filming and this is the clip that dad filmed.2012-12-22 21:28:20
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present: 3 Days to go
My very own Blue Hampton Christmas Tree from Andrea Coon&Hampton Inn Tunnel Rd Asheville, NC. :)2012-12-22 05:38:41
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present: 4 Days to go
This is one of my favorite Christmas Decoration Toys that I have been given. I got this when I was a baby and it's a tradition to get him out every year. This Frosty is sound activated. When a loud enough noise that the sensor can pick up occurs, he will automatically start singing&moving. Simple but cute. Somethings I guess you never outgrow like the classic Christmas cartoon characters like Frosty and Rudolph.2012-12-21 15:26:09
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present: 5 Days to go
Merry Christmas from Home2 Suites in Charlotte, NC. I had a blast learning the walkie talkie and doing room checks today. Thanks Juan & Toni for inviting me to come by and for the Christmas gifts. For more info on Home2 Suites in Charlotte, NC check out their website at 04:36:19
Otis Elevator at the McColl School of Business at Queens University in Charlotte, NC
This one had a rear door that opened us on more than one floor. For more info on Queens University & McColl School of Business, check out their website at 05:29:25
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present: 6 Days to go
Video is some of the angels on our tree and audio is my classmates&I along with other classes at our school singing in Latin for our Christmas Program Rehearsal and in Christmas Chapel today.2012-12-19 23:01:54
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present: 7 Days to go
This is from the past. I think it is from 2001 and it shows some Christmas lights we saw on our way to see Santa (it was really my dad who was playing Santa at his work's Christmas party) who gives me a Santa Bear. :) I decided to hold off uploading this one earlier in the evening because I wanted to feature Hampton's new Hamptonality video that they had uploaded earlier this afternoon in their series. It is a pretty good one if you haven't seen it. Check it out. This may be a day late depending on when mom uploads it for me which will be after I have gone to bed.2012-12-19 06:11:44
Christmas 2012 Countdown from the Past or the Present: 8 Days to go
This is a short clip of the main lobby's Christmas Tree at Grove Park Inn plus another one of the many Christmas Trees they have along with Grand Prize Winners from 2 different years of the Gingerbread House Contest. I also added a few more hotels Christmas Trees that didn't make it in the 16 days countdown video of the hotel Christmas trees in SC. In addition, there are 2 neat fireplaces that adds to the atmosphere of the Winter season :)2012-12-18 00:59:40
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