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Country Inn & Suites in Knoxville West at Cedar Bluff
One of the hotels we stopped by to film their elevators while in Knoxville West.2015-08-07 19:51:25
Dover Impulse Elevator at Hampton Inn Oak Ridge, TN
I remember seeing a tweet on twitter sometime ago from this Hampton Inn that said they were a cozy 60 room Hampton Inn & I had replied back asking what kind of elevator they have to which they tweeted back saying great ones, come by & check them out so that is what we did when we were in the area and I have to agree with them, they do have great elevators. They also have something in their fitness center that I have not seen in other fitness centers before which you will see what that is in the video. :) For more info on this nice Hampton Inn in the Secret City, check out their links below:
2015-08-06 19:51:25
HD Retake of Montgomery Vector at Macy's SP Mall in Charlotte, NC
Finally got around to getting an HD Retake of this Montgomery Vector elevator at SouthPark Mall when we went to there last week.2015-08-05 19:51:24
TKE Elevators at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Island Hotel Pigeon Forge, TN
This video shows 3 of the ThyssenKrupp elevators at this hotel. We didn't really get a tour as this place was a bit busy but we do show a little bit of the lobby and hallways. It's an interesting hotel to explore. It has long hallways with turns that just never seem to end. Each room has a balcony that either overlooks the village of shops that they have built at the Island or the river. For more pictures we took here, check out my Facebook Page For more info on this hotel, check out the links below
2015-08-05 19:51:24
The Oliver Hotel in Downtown Knoxville, TN
I believe that this has been modded from what it was originally. This is one of the hotels located in downtown Knoxville, TN. If you want more info on the hotel, check out their website at & their FB page at 00:42:18
Behind the Scenes at Home 2 Suites
A little behind the scenes look at Home2 Suites. We start off with the audio from the Home2 team huddle at the Knoxville West location on July 29th paired with photos of what we are talking about, then GM Bobby Howard takes us on a tour of his office, the very efficient breakfast stocking lane plus the kitchen area as well as the electrical room and maintenance workshop. This is a very nice addition to the Home2 family and if you want more info on this hotel, check out their website and FB page at
2015-08-03 00:42:18
Full Hotel Tour of the Home2 Suites in Knoxville, TN
This is the 2nd hotel we stayed at while we were in TN. This is located in Knoxville, West and has been opened for about a month. Special thanks to GM Bobby Howard for the treats and for making me an honorary team member at the Home2 Team Huddle. Stay tuned for a behind the scenes tour with Bobby. We will be featuring this Home2 on my website which that will be published sometime this week. For more info, check out this hotel's website & Facebook page at
2015-08-03 00:42:17
Full Hotel Tour After Lobby Renovations of Hampton Inn & Suites
On our recent trip to TN, we kind of did a hotel hop stay. The first one we stayed at is the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Knoxville. We had visited this hotel on one of our previous visits & met the GM Anita Lane & got a full hotel tour at that time but since then they have renovated the lobby & redid the fitness center so we decided to do an updated hotel tour for ya'll. Special thanks to Anita, Cody & all the fine staff at this Hampton Inn & Suites which I must say is on my list of all time favorite Hamptons. For more info on this hotel, check out their website & Facebook page at & 00:42:17
Classic Talking Dover Elevator with Vertical Floor Indicator
This was a neat find. The hotel seems to be under renovations in parts. Not sure if there are plans to mod these or not. Kind of interesting because hotel seems to be two buildings merged into one and lobby is at entrance but elevators to get to the room floors are in the very back. You walk through a long hallway and come to conference area then pool and fitness center then continue walking through more of a hallway before coming to the elevators. 00:42:17
Otis Series 7 Gen2 Elevator with ReGen Drives at Home2
A brand new Home2 in Knoxville, West has the really nice Otis Series 7 Gen2 Elevators. Special thanks to GM Bobby Howard for letting us come and tour his newest hotel. I first met Bobby up in Huntington, WV when he was the manager of the Hampton Inn that I had the honor of being a guest speaker at their Grand Opening ceremony. Bobby also has actually asked me to be at the Home2's Grand Opening coming up very soon but due to my High School orientation schedule conflict, I will not be able to attend that ceremony but we will be featuring this Home2 on my website for Bobby & his Home2 team. Here is the first of several videos that we made during our recent stay at this great new hotel. For more info, check out their website & FB page at & 00:42:16
Hampton On the Hill in Knoxville, TN
This is the 126th Hampton Inn that I have uploaded a video of here on YouTube. This Hampton is located on Paper Mill Drive in Knoxville and they have a very friendly staff who I enjoyed meeting. As we were leaving, we were given some free refreshments from the Suite Shop :) For more info on this Hampton, check out their website and Facebook page at &
2015-08-01 00:42:16
Dollywood's Dream More Resort Opening Day + Fireworks
This is Part 2 of the Dollywood's Dream More Resort feature of photos and videos that we took on their opening day which was on July 27th 2015. This video also includes the Dollywood's Summer Nights of Many Colors Fireworks. Part one will can be found at this link features the Dream More Resort Trolley Bus which takes guests back and forth from the Resort to Dollywood and Splash Country. We didn't stay here because they were already booked up but we plan to stay here on our next visit so I will get a full hotel tour at that time. In some of this part 2 video we had filmed at the Resort on July 29th, Wednesday afternoon as well. We tried to show mostly everything at the resort except a room tour & some parts of the resort were still not open yet like the spa so of course those will not be included in this mini tour either. For more info on this great new addition to Pigeon Forge's famous park, check out their website at http://dollywoodsdreammoreresort.doll...2015-07-31 00:42:16
Dollywood's DreamMore Resort Trolley Ride
Dollywood's Dream More Resort opened on July 27th 2015 and we went there to explore this newest addition to the Dollywood family on their opening day. This is part one of two videos. Part 2 features the Resort and can be found at this link This video is Dream More's Trolley ride to Dollywood with sneak peek views of the resort. We didn't stay there because they were already booked up but we plan to stay there on our next visit so I will get a full hotel tour at that time. Part 2 video will showcase Dollywood's Summer Nights of Many Colors Fireworks & mostly everything at the resort except a room tour & some parts of the resort is still not open yet like the spa so of course those will not be included in the mini tour either. For more info on this great new addition to Pigeon Forge's famous park, check out their website at http://dollywoodsdreammoreresort.doll...2015-07-30 00:42:15
Hello Hampton Oak Ridge
Hampton Inn Oak Ridge, TN is one of the places we stopped at to explore recently and they posted a picture of me with them with the #weshouldhavegottenanautograph so here you go Hampton Inn Oak Ridge :) Ya'll got a great Hampton Inn and a feature I have never seen before so stay tuned for my video that we took at your hotel. For more on this cozy little Hampton Inn, check their website at 00:42:15
DoubleTree by Hilton in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
We found a nice glass classic Dover elevator in Oak Ridge, TN at the DoubleTree Hotel.2015-07-29 00:42:14
Congratulations EMS318 for 2 Million Views
just a short video to congratulate ems318 for reaching the 2 million view milestone on his YouTube Channel. Be sure to check out his channel at 00:35:01
For Nicholas Gradowski: HD Retake Otis Elevator Series 1
This is for you Nicholas - thanks for watching my videos!
This is an HD Retake of the Otis Series 1 located at the then Fairfield Inn & Suites which is now a Comfort Inn & Suites in Kannapolis, NC
2015-07-18 00:35:00
For Patrick Klinzing: Courtyard By Marriott Salisbury, NC
Patrick, here is a video just for you. Thank you for the cute video you sent to me. I went up to Salisbury today with my dad & my grandfather to the Firecracker Ham Fest and had lots of fun. On the way home, my Papa spotted a Coutryard & asked if I had done that one and we hadn't so we decided to go in and check it out after we had met back up with my mom for a late lunch.2015-07-11 00:35:00
ThyssenKrupp Elevator at Visitor's Parking Deck at CMC North East
in Concord, NC.2015-07-03 00:35:00
Fast Dover/ThyssenKrupp Elevator in Medical Art Building at CMC
Hospital size original Dover with ThyssenKrupp name plate2015-06-30 00:34:59
ThyssenKrupp's First "True" MRL Elevator Type
I have never rode one of these until today. These are located at Carolina Medical Center North East in Concord, NC. For a history of the TKE ISIS, click this link of a news press release when ISIS was first introduced back in 2004 00:34:57
Interstate Inn in Roland, Oklahoma I-40 Exit 325
My former preschool teacher is on a cross country road trip and she has been sharing photos of that trip. They stayed at a very nice American owned motel in OK and she gave me permission to share her photos with ya'll. This motel kind of has a neat feature that most hotels have gotten away from...Thanks Mrs. Ellen for sharing. It's neat to see places like this. Her statement about this place "Wish there were more than one of these - wonderful, homey, vintage place to stay, complete with actual keys kept in cubbyholes behind the front desk, the world's strongest shower, and the sweetest, friendliest staff you'd ever want to see. If you are ever in the area, stay here." Their info is located below & at end of video.
I-40 Exit 325
303 W.Ray Fine Blvd
Roland, OK 74954
(918) 427 - 3221
2015-06-30 00:34:56
Brand New Hampton Inn & Suites in Fort Mills, SC
This Hampton Inn & Suites just recently opened & even sold out their 2nd night of being opened. We got to meet the manager and tour the hotel grounds ( no rooms were available at the time of our visit so we didn't get a room tour but it was a very similar lay out as the Hampton Inn & Suites in Winston-Salem, NC) For more info on this hotel, check out their FB page & website at the links below:
2015-06-26 16:07:42
Partial Mod of the Kone Ecospace Delta Fixtures at Green Parking Deck
We were in uptown Charlotte over the weekend and saw that these have been partially modded. If you want to see the video we have done before of this elevator, click the link below
2015-06-26 16:07:42
King Deluxe Suite at the Hampton Inn & Suites Winston-Salem, NC
This is the room that we stayed in when we went to Winston-Salem for the Ham Radio Fest this month. :) Summer Combs & her staff knows Hamptonality with a Capital H! You get to see the Towel Origami that the staff did for a fun contest so feel free to comment which one you like the best. :) For more info on this hotel, you can check out their Facebook & Website at the links below:
For pictures we took, you can visit my FB photo album at
2015-06-25 16:07:41
Full Hotel Tour of the Winston Salem's Hampton Inn & Suites University Area
This hotel is #1 on Trip Advisor for hotels in Winston-Salem! They know how to show Hamptonality with a capital H! :) A special thank you to General Manager Summer Combs & her fine staff for a great stay here at the Hampton Inn & Suites located in the University Area of Winston-Salem, NC. I had met Summer several years back in Wilkesboro when she was the GM at that Hampton. I still have the "Welcome to our hotel TJElevatorfan" banner that she had put in the lobby in Wilkesboro hanging up in my bedroom :) Thank you to Summer & her staff here in Winston-Salem for the custom t-shirt they made for me to add to my gift collection and also for the gift card from O'Charley's (those will be featured in the next video from here) For more info on this Hampton Inn & Suites, check out their Facebook Page & website at the links below:
For pictures we took, you can visit my FB photo album at
2015-06-25 16:07:41
Mini Tour of the Brand New Embassy Suites at Ayrsley Town Blvd (Otis Gen2 Series7)
This brand new Embassy Suites is located at Ayrsley Town Blvd in Charlotte, NC. They have Otis Series 7 Gen2 elevators For more info check out their Facebook Page and website at 16:07:41
Schindler Elevator at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine
Here is the very nice and quiet Schindler elevator at the office where my VP Shunt doctor is at. We were there for a yearly check up of my VP Shunt that I have and they used to have this elevator locked off for only staff to use but now they have changed departments around in the building & now the elevator is open for the public to ride as well so we took a ride on it today after my appointment. We had a little boy ride with us but then decided he had changed his mind about riding the elevator.2015-06-23 23:13:06
For Ryan Okpych: NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC
For Father's Day, I took my dad & grandfather to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We got the High Octane tour that along with your admission to the museum exhibits, you get lunch at the Pit Stop Cafe & one simulator ride plus a NASCAR Hall of Fame Lanyard. It was a fun but tiring day. My Papa is the main one who loves the sport of racing but both my dad & I found the museum to be rather interesting and would highly recommend it if you are ever in Charlotte. For more info, you can visit their website at for photos we took, check out my FB page album at 23:13:06
A Tour on Top of the Roof of Biltmore Estate ( Specialty: Roof Tour )
Best viewed in theater mode. We were in Asheville this week & were given 3 free passes to Biltmore Estate which had come from a Hampton Inn guest who had purchased three 2 day passes & something came up that they needed to get home & wouldn't be able to use the tickets for the 2nd day as planned. We decided to take the roof top tour while we were at Biltmore which the nice thing about this tour is that while you are outside up on the roof, you can take pictures and video. One of the neat things we saw on the roof besides the great views was the top of the elevator shaft of the historic Otis elevator! There is still no video or picture taking allowed actually inside the house which part of the roof top tour takes place on the top floor inside the house (which is not part of the regular house tour) which was really neat to see. We even had to climb a small tricky spiral staircase in the observatory room to go to the windows where we exit out onto the roof. This video is a combination of pictures & videos we took while out on the roof. After our tour, we decided to get an early dinner at the Stable Cafe which even though it was near closing time, the staff were very friendly & the food was tasty as always. Bonus footage of a close up view of the exterior elevator shaft windows which if you look carefully, you can see the cables inside :) For more info on the tours offered at Biltmore Estate, check out their website at 23:13:05
Pre Opening Tour of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Shelby, NC
Shelby, NC used to have a 2 story Hampton Inn which is now a Comfort Inn and a brand new 4 story Hampton Inn & Suites has been built and is going to be opening tomorrow which is June 16th 2015. We actually had stopped by on our way home from Asheville today to see if they were opened yet. The owners were there and told us that they open tomorrow but they went ahead & gave us a pre opening tour of the newest addition to the Hampton by Hilton family. For more info on this hotel, check out their website at You can see photos we took on our tour on my Facebook page at this link 23:13:05
Otis Elevator Machine Room
It was great to see my wonderful pal Summer Combs (who is the GM of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Winston Salem, NC) again. The last time I saw her, she was the GM of the Hampton Inn in Wilkesboro, NC. This is the first video from our recent visit with her in Winston Salem which is the elevator machine room (Otis Series 5 elevators)2015-06-13 23:13:05
Trying to Learn How to Fly the Remote Control Helicopter Camera
This is from my files that has never gotten uploaded - not sure what year this was but this is a video clip of learning how to fly the remote control helicopter camera when we were at Hampton Inn Tunnel Road in Asheville, NC2015-06-10 23:13:05
Route 49 Touchless Automatic Car Wash
Found a Touchless Automatic Laserwash 360 in Harrisburg, NC the other day.2015-06-07 23:13:04
I-485 is Finally Completed: 27 Years in the Making
On June 5th 2015 which was this past Friday, the last section of Interstate 485 opened to the public completing the 67 mile loop. Construction began back in 1988 on the first section of I-485 which was the first 10 miles of the loop so this 67 mile interstate was 27 years in the making from start to finish. To commemorate this event, we decided to take a complete road trip on Inner Loop I-485! This video's starting point is around the bridges at the intersection of I-485 & I-77 between Exits 67 & 1 which we continue around the entire loop & end up back around the bridges that are between Exits 67 & 1 Hope all of you who enjoy road trips will enjoy this video :) For more info on this interstate, check out this link 23:13:04
Celebrating The 22nd Anniversary of Elevator Photography
This video is a celebration of the 22nd Anniversary of Elevator Photography as part of my tribute to Dieselducy for being a great friend to not only me but a lot of others who have enjoyed watching his YouTube channel for many years. It's hard to believe it has been 5 years ago this past April that I met Dieselducy for the first time. Since then we have filmed together many times in different cities in VA & NC. It was great to get the chance to meet up with him again in May of this year on his recent trip back to Roanoke from Columbia, SC. This video features an announcement from me about a brand new DVD which is now available on my website & a brand new video we filmed of the Dover Impulse Elevators at the Hampton Inn in Cornelius, NC. A "Tribute to Dieselducy" DVD will feature some of the videos that we have filmed together throughout the 5 years that we have known each other which this video will be included on that DVD, Be sure to check out The elevaTOURS Story on Dieselducy's YouTube Channel at For details about the Tribute DVD, check out my website at 23:13:04
For Cannycart: The Mayberry Courthouse Squad Car
Cannycart, this short video clip showcasing the 1964 Ford Galaxy Mayberry squad car is just for you. I know you enjoyed the videos of the squad car tours we took, this video showcases the car itself in color photographs. :) For information on this attraction, check out the website at 23:13:03
13 Bones in Mount Airy, NC
I had an email request that if I had any more videos of the restaurants that are located in Mount Airy to please share them which actually I do so here is one that we ate at on Grandparents Day back in 2013. It has a strange name but it is a great place to eat with neat decor and the service was great. It is located at 502 S Andy Griffith Parkway. For more info, check out their website at 23:13:03
A Thank You Video for Mishi Hauser
Mishi, I enjoyed talking with you & your mom on the phone the other evening. Here's a little video clip of one of my favorite types of elevators from my archives to say thank you for watching my videos. I hope you enjoy it.2015-06-01 23:13:03
From My Archives: Hampton Inn at Saphire Valley
This is one of my older videos redone so this is a re-upload
Enjoy photo slide show of this unique Hampton Inn as well as the nice Schindler elevator that they have. For more info, check out their website at
2015-05-31 23:13:02
A Tribute to a Great Friend, Dieselducy: A Look Back of Then & Now
It's hard to believe it has been 5 years ago this past April that I met Dieselducy for the first time. Since then we have filmed together many times in different cities in VA & NC. It was great to get the chance to meet up with him again in Huntersville, NC this month on his recent trip back to Roanoke from Columbia, SC. This video is a tribute to him for being a great friend not only to me but a lot of others who have enjoyed watching his YouTube channel for many years. This video features a clip back from 2010 from our first meet up in Roanoke and also a brand new video we filmed of the Schindler Elevators at the Comfort Suites in Huntersville, NC. I will be releasing a "Tribute to Dieselducy" DVD soon on my website that will feature videos that we have filmed together through out the 5 years that we have known each other which this video will be included on that DVD, so stay tuned for that & more videos of our recent meet up in May of this year. Be sure to check out The elevaTOURS Story on Dieselducy's YouTube Channel at 23:13:02
A View of Uptown Charlotte, NC from Top of 7th Street Parking Garage
Here is a video of the 7th Street Parking Garage Oits Series 1 elevators. I don't think we have done these before, we may have but if we did, it was so long ago that I have forgotten. These are right next door to the Levine Museum of the New South that my class went on a field trip to this year. It's a really great museum and I highly recommend it if you have never been there and you're in the Charlotte area. We also got some nice views of Charlotte's skyline from the top of the parking garage.2015-05-27 23:13:02
For SchindlerFan7783: An Underground Tunnel TKE Elevator
Here you go, SchindlerFan7783. A belated happy birthday video for you. You requested an elevator with Epic Motor. I believe this one just might qualify for that description. :) This is in an underground tunnel that connects Levine Center Parking Deck to the Green Parking Deck in downtown Charlotte, NC. The tunnel is underground beneath Levine Ave & Tryon Street.2015-05-25 23:13:01
Full Mayberry Sheriff 1964 Ford Galaxy Squad Car Tour
Previously in 2013, we had taken a mini version of the Mayberry Squad Car Tour because when we had gotten there that day, it was about closing time so the tour guide gave us a free mini tour. This video is the full Mayberry Squad Car Tour that we had taken last fall on a day trip to Mount Airy that for whatever reason I forgot to upload it until now. For more info on Squad Car Tours, check out their website at
Other Mayberry videos we have taken links below: Mayberry Town Square Andy Griffith's Home Place Tour
2015-05-23 23:13:01
My Graceland Visit from 2012
After someone going through my Memphis videos, it was brought to our attention that we didn't have a video of our visit to Graceland. We were only able to take photos as there is no video taking policy at Graceland so we put together a small photo slide show of some of the photos we took at the famous home of Elvis Presley. Hope you enjoy it.2015-05-23 23:13:01
Wonder What Brand & Type of Elevator This New HIE Has?
There's a brand new Holiday Inn Express & Suites near Northlake Mall in Charlotte, NC. My summer vacation officially is underway since yesterday afternoon after I graduated from 8th Grade so we decided to go check this new hotel which is now open out. ENJOY!2015-05-22 23:13:00
An Unexpected Blessing
Thanks to Michelle a family friend who is moving cross country, we are now the proud owners of the King Size Hampton Bed she had just bought in February which is kind of neat because February is my birthday month. I thought ya'll might enjoy a short video highlighting this little adventure. This Serta Pefect Sleeper Tranquility Nights II was made expressly for Hilton Worldwide.2015-05-17 23:13:00
The Lodge Wood Fire Grill at Great Wolf Lodge
This is one of several restaurants at Great Wolf Lodge. We ate here for an early Mother's Day Dinner for my mom while we stayed here for my school's annual family night at GWL for this year. Last year we had eaten at the Loose Moose Cottage at GWL. Both are pretty good and I would recommend both of them. The Loose Moose Cottage footage can be seen in the full hotel tour of GWL taken last year.2015-05-12 23:13:00
2015 Meet Up with Dieselducy Preview
We got to see Dieselducy briefly on his recent trip back to Roanoke, VA from Columbia, SC. It was nice to see him again. Here's a little random video we did at the Hampton Inn in Huntersville, NC so stay tuned for a few videos from this meet up.2015-05-09 23:12:59
Marathon Gas Station Kangaroo Express Car Wash in Cornelius, NC
For Pug Williams who was just asking me when the next car wash was going to be - here you go. Hope you enjoy it.2015-05-09 23:12:59
Nantahala Gorge Excursion on the Smoky Mountain Railroad
This is dedicated to Dieselducy. I hope you enjoy it. Here is the first half of the video footage mom and dad filmed on our Smoky Mountain Railroad excursion from Bryson City to the Nantahala Outdoor Center where we had an hour layover. I will be posting the 2nd half of the video footage they filmed soon so stay tuned....2015-05-08 23:12:59
For My Buddy Shawn: A Tour of a Kid Cabin Suite at Great Wolf Lodge
Shawn, here's a video we made for you. We have gotten a Wolf Den and Kid Kamp the first 2 times we have stay here and now we are staying in a Kid Cabin for this stay. I was here for my school's annual family night stay at GWL with my parents and grandfather. GWL is a great place where you can be a kid at heart no matter how old you are. Good times with family and friends.2015-05-08 23:12:58
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
Touring the museum from basement floor to 3rd floor which houses 3 different vintage original fire trucks of the Mount Airy Fire Department, fire sirens, vintage cars, exhibits on Andy Griffith & Donna Fargo who both grew up in Mount Airy plus early textile machines, the Victorian life showcasing furniture & children's toys along with radio memorabilia, etc. The museum even shows the way of life of the Saura Indians plus has a display on Mount Airy's Granite Quarry along with hotel and Railroad Depot exhibits. More exhibits take a trip back in time all the way back to the covered wagon and log cabin & old general store days. Showcases many musical instruments as well. Overall a great museum to explore, for more info go to their website 23:12:58
Aunt Bea's Hickory Smoked Barbecue Dairy Bar in Mount Airy, NC
Tasty BBQ and fast food items such as hot dogs, chicken sandwiches etc. They also serve breakfast items all day such as pancakes, sausage etc. Deserts include cobbler and ice cream cones etc For more info on this chain you can check out their website at 23:12:58
Dover Elevator at Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
We visited this museum today which was very interesting and I'll have another video that showcases a lot of what we saw today but for now here is the video we took of their elevator. :) For more info on this museum, you can check out their website at 23:12:57
A Tour of Andy Griffith's Childhood Home Place in Mount Airy, NC
In celebration of me reaching 5 million views on my YouTube Channel, we wanted to do something very special and just a little bit different. The Andy Griffith show is one of my all time favorite TV shows and so we thought it would be neat to go and spend a night at the Andy Griffith Home Place which is the house that Andy grew up in. This was a neat experience for me and I hope you all will enjoy this tour of this special landmark in Mount Airy, NC. Thank you to all my viewers and subscribers for watching my videos! If you want more info on the Andy Griffith Home Place which is owned by the Hampton Inn in Mt Airy, you can check out the links below. For all of the elevator fans out there, don't despair as I am going to be uploading another video just for ya'll this evening of the elevator I rode today at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History so stay tuned for that. :)
For photos we took while staying here, you can click the link for my FB album at
2015-04-25 23:12:57
Hamptonality Camera View of First 30 Minutes of Smoky Mt Railroad Train Ride
Video 1 of 2 of our Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Train Ride Special. This version is the unedited and uncut version of the first 30 minutes of our train ride starting as we pull out of Bryson City Depot. I was filming with my Hamptonality Flip camera. Stay tuned for the 2nd video which will showcase the overall trip and footage filmed by my parents. I was sitting on the left side of the train with my Papa while my parents had seats on the right side of the train a couple of seats back from where we were sitting. For pictures we took, you can check out my Facebook Page at 23:12:57
Sneak Peek of Upcoming Special Video
This is a sneak peek of a upcoming special video that will be dedicated to Dieselducy. It is a video we filmed over my Spring Break and it is the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Train Excursion to Nantahala Gorge from Bryson City, NC so stay tuned...2015-04-11 23:12:56
Nantahala Gorge Water Rapids
Nantahala Water perfect for rafting located at the Nantahala Outdoor Center2015-04-11 23:12:56
A Requested Video From Jim Li Elevators For His Birthday
The Hampton Inn Tunnel Road Elevators have something new in them and Jim requested a retake of these elevators for his birthday so here you go, Jim. I hope you enjoy this video I put together for you and I hope your birthday is a blessed one. Make sure you check out Jim's channel, he's got a lot of good videos at 05:46:04
Cut Away View of Truck Motor Fan in Action
A random video we filmed while stuck in traffic near the speedway of interesting cut away view of motor running in truck besides us.2015-04-01 02:54:45
HD Retake of Montgomery Escalator and Elevator
Here's another HD retake of the Montgomery Vector elevator in Sears at Carolina Place Mall plus a ride on their Montgomery escalators2015-03-22 23:42:09
HD Retakes Schindler&Otis Escalators and Elevators
This video is dedicated to a young fan of mine named Jeff Russ who will be turning 5 in May of this year. Hope you enjoy the video Jeff and thanks for watching my videos. These are taken at Barnes&Noble bookstore at Carolina Place Mall and also inside the mall.2015-03-21 02:10:58
Otis Elevator Modded by Otis in Belks at Carolina Place Mall
Here's an HD take on the Otis Mod of this elevator. We had filmed this one when it was still Otis Series One,2015-03-16 21:28:37
Greenway Car Wash in Charlotte, NC
For all the ones who enjoy the car wash videos, here's another one we tried out. Hope you enjoy it. For more info on this car wash, check out their website at www.greenwayexpresscarwash.com2015-03-15 04:01:21
Sapphire Bay Car Wash in Gastonia, NC
We haven't been to this one before today so we thought we would try it out since we were in Gastonia today. It has pretty neat lighting effects and also did a great job of cleaning the car. For more info on this car wash, you can check out their website and FB page at these links:

Sapphire Bay Car Wash Website & Sapphire Bay Car Wash Facebook Page
2015-03-08 04:08:00
New Holiday Inn Express&Suites in Monroe, NC
New hotel, new Otis elevator, series 7. We ran across this one yesterday after attending a Shakespeare Competition that me and some of my classmates at school were participating in.2015-03-05 19:33:03
Levine Center For The Arts Underground Parking Deck
This is a random video I did back on Feb 7th that I kind of forgot about until I saw it today on camera card. Thought it might make for a different but neat little video to drive into this underground parking deck in uptown Charlotte, NC. We were going to film an elevator that day that is in a underground tunnel but that part was locked off I guess because of the weekend. Will get that elevator another day sometime during the week when we have a day off from school. This parking deck has 8 levels underground and above it is The Levine Center for the Arts and Duke Energy Center.There are a little over 2,000 parking spaces in this parking deck. Duke Energy Center Parking Garage2015-02-28 19:21:07
Elevator Riding Safety Tip Video Number One
Following Safety Rules is very important especially when riding an elevator or escalator. This is a fun little video that we did when we took a ride on a Otis Hydrofit Elevator but in all seriousness, make sure you know and follow all safety rules when riding an elevator and help spread the word. If you haven't joined the ThyssenKrupp Elevators Safety Ambassador's Club yet, you can click on their website link to find out how :)
If you enjoyed this little fun safety video and want us to make more, let us know. Safety Tips for this video includes Don't close the door on incoming passenger and remember to use the open door button to open the door for incoming passenger. For more info on Otis Elevators Hydrofits, you can visit their website at Otis HydroFit Elevators
2015-02-27 22:04:51
Pike's Old Fashion Soda Shop in Uptown Charlotte, NC
After being cooped up for most of the week with icy/snowy weather, it was good to get out for a late afternoon lunch with my parents & grandfather. We went to a neat restaurant that we have been wanting to try for awhile but never had gotten around to it and I'm really glad we finally did. It's one of the best places to eat in uptown Charlotte in my opinion with just as great atmosphere. It kind of reminded me of the ice cream shop that Opie worked at on the Andy Griffith show in a way although this is just a restaurant and not an ice cream drug store combo. For more info on this establishment, check out their website & FB Page at

You can also check out my FB page for photos we took at this link Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop
2015-02-21 01:44:55
Former Marriott Now Crowne Plaza in Charlotte, NC
This is a HD Retake of the classic Dover elevator located at the former Marriott (which we had filmed with Cannycart) which is now a Crowne Plaza Hotel. This video is a requested shout out to Jacob Drum. Thanks for watching my videos.2015-02-18 21:26:48
Dover / ThyssenKrupp Elevator in Harrisburg, NC Town Hall Building
This elevator services the YMCA which is located in the Town Hall building in Harrisburg, NC. I think it is an original Dover Impulse with the ThyssenKrupp Brand on it. What do ya'll think? The elevator gave a very smooth ride almost to the point that you really couldn't tell it was moving for the most part.2015-02-18 03:58:24
Otis Series 1 Elevator at the 3 Monkeys Tavern&Grill
We ate lunch today at the 3 Monkeys Tavern & Grill which is in a little shopping center on Main Street in Harrisburg, NC. Food was pretty tasty and an even nicer bonus was the fact that the shopping center had an elevator that we got to ride and film :) For more info on the 3 Monkeys, visit their website at threemonkeystavern.com2015-02-16 02:05:49
15th Birthday Extravaganza
OK here is my 15th birthday celebration video. Some have requested for me to compile an extravaganza video so I thought I would do that with the videos we took of my birthday weekend, starting with the night before my birthday. We checked in to Home 2 Suites then on my birthday, we took a CATS ride through downtown Charlotte, went through Dilworth's car wash, revisited the old Blake hotel which is now a Sheraton to ride the modded touch sensitive Otis elevators. We also ate lunch at Big Ben's Pub which was very good. We first ate there during Christmas break so many of the photos of that were taken on our first visit except for my egg sandwich platter and free birthday ice cream. Hope you all enjoy this birthday celebration video because I sure enjoyed all the fun things we did to celebrate my birthday. Dilworth Car Wash requested by ChrisVideos and the link to the Schindler Elevator Machine Room at Home2 video is here: A Schindler HT Elevator Controller Panel in Machine Room

For more info on the businesses featured in this video, check out their websites below:
Home2 Suites Charlotte I-77
Charlotte CATS Transit
Otis Elevator
Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
2015-02-14 14:07:35
Sneak Peek Of My 15th Birthday Extravaganza Video
I have had a couple of requests to do an extravaganza video so I thought I would do that for my 15th birthday celebration. I had a really great day and this sneak peek will give you a clue to all of what I did on my birthday. Stay tuned...2015-02-10 15:17:00
Thank You To All The Firefighters Everywhere For All You Do!
Just a short little video to say we see you and appreciate all you do!!2015-02-08 05:30:27
Dover Impulse Elevator for Alex's 14th Birthday Shout Out Video
Here is a requested birthday shout out video from Alex who will be turning 14 on February 9th which is this coming Monday. Hope your birthday is a great one Alex&I hope you like the video we made for you. Thanks for watching my videos.2015-02-03 22:10:33
Hospital Size ThyssenKrupp Signa 4 Elevator
I finally got some free time since today was a teacher's workday to explore a couple of elevators that we have not filmed yet. Here is the first one located at Southlake Professional Center 2 building in Huntersville, NC. It was fun to take a break from school work, school projects&Shakespeare Recital Competition Practice to go exploring some elevators. It feels like a month of Sundays since I have had time to do that. Looking forward to being able to explore a new Hampton Inn that will be coming to Shelby, NC in the next month or two. :)2015-02-02 21:44:46
Bonus Footage of Speed Max Car Wash
Here is some bonus footage from the car wash we went through the other day. Hope you all enjoy it. If you want to see the view of our car going through the car wash then click on the link below to see the first video from here. For more info on this particular car wash establishment, you can check out their website and FB page by clicking on those links listed below.

Original SpeedMax Car Wash Video
SpeedMax Car Wash Facebook Page
2015-01-22 01:00:25
SpeedMax Car Wash & Vending Machine Double Feature
Al righty, here is a double feature for those who like car washes and also for those who like vending machines. This video goes out to Florida Car Wash (Florida CW),The Elevator Channel, The Nicest Person in the World YouTube Channel, & ChrisVideos. For more information about this particular car wash, you can go to their website at or their FB page at SpeedMax Car Wash Facebook Page. Stay tuned for another video with Bonus Material from this car wash.2015-01-20 04:43:33
A Shout Out to MEI Elevator Solutions
Got a package today in the mail from MEI Elevator Solutions in Minnesota. Thanks for thinking of me and I hope ya'll are staying warm up in Minnesota this winter! I love what you sent me! For more info on MEI check out their website at & also their FB page at MEI Elevator Solutions Facebook Page2015-01-14 02:37:46
Happy New Year from TJElevatorfan
2014 has officially flown out of here straight into history&2015 has rung the bell to be welcomed in. Best wishes to all my viewers&subscribers in this brand new year. Hope you enjoy this edition of our annual new year's eve ball drop series. Thanks for watching and may God bless each one of you.2015-01-01 06:48:29
Shout Out to Lands End for the Cool Gifts
Thank you to Lands End for sending me these cool gifts to Hampton Inn Tunnel Road in Asheville, NC where we had a great Hampton Christmas. Thanks for making it extra special with the gifts you sent to me and my parents. The jacket fits great! For more info on Lands End, you can go to their website at www.landsend.com2014-12-26 19:37:42
Christmas Selfie with Andrea Coon
just one of the videos we have taken during our Hampton Christmas. Stay tuned...2014-12-25 16:40:34
2014 Christmas Eve Ride on Glass Dover Elevator at Grove Park Inn
We have filmed this elevator before but it is one of the nicer ones at GPI so we decided to do a retake for ya'll because it was running very smoothly and they have taken the carpet out and put in new flooring. I'm not sure if they plan to do any other modifications to it or not in the future. I always enjoy going to GPI and even though the chimney elevators are my favorite, they also tend to be busy quite often so we just rode those without filming them this time but think we got a good video on this one for ya'll. Merry Christmas everyone!2014-12-25 07:27:17
TKE Elevator in Parking Deck at I-485 and South Blvd Charlotte Area Transit Lynx Station
This is the 2nd elevator we stopped at yesterday to film that we first saw a few weeks ago when we were filming my 5th YouTube Anv video.2014-12-23 01:18:35
Glass Otis Elevator at Charlotte Area Transit Lynx Sharon Road West Station
We stopped by here today to film this glass Otis Elevator that we first saw a few weeks back when we made my 5th Year YouTube Anv video riding on Cats Transit Lynx2014-12-22 05:23:14
Northlake Pavilion HD Retake of ThyssenKrupp & Otis Elevators
I didn't remember filming these before but mom thought we had and sure enough mom was right, we originally filmed these in 2010. Below are the links to those videos if you're interested :) As a fun bonus in this video we feature a TKE MPE with authentic elevator sounds. Hope you enjoy it.

Thyssenkrupp Elevator in Building 2
Otis Elevator in Building 1
2014-12-20 11:45:27
2014 Christmas Tour of the Billy Graham Homeplace at BGL
I had a request to post a video of the home place at BGL if we had one. We actually filmed this one this past Tuesday so I hope you enjoy it Kelly. The upstairs is not open to the public. Bonus Footage of the Live Nativity out on the grounds between the house and the barn which houses the museum, cafe and bookstore. For more info on BGL check out their website at & their FB pg 02:54:52
2014 Horse Drawn Carriage Ride at The Billy Graham Library
Went to BGL this past Tuesday with my grandfather. We took a carriage ride through the property. If you are ever in Charlotte at Christmas time, this is one of the places I recommend seeing. They have a live Nativity with animals plus carolers from various churches. You can tour the museum and learn all about Billy Graham's life and ministry. You can tour the house he lived in when he was growing up here in Charlotte. They have a prayer garden plus bookstore and dairy cafe with sandwiches. Admission is free. There is a small charge if you take the horse drawn carriage ride. For more info, check out their website at & their FB Page at 18:40:54
10 11 12 13 14 Sequential Time&Date
Just a quick little video we did at 10:11 on 12-13-14 while we were out at the Great Wolf Lodge tonight. It's been a busy afternoon with helping dad provide communication support for the parade in Kannapolis, NC and then supper at Cracker Barrel. We finished up the evening looking at the Christmas decorations at GWL before heading home.2014-12-14 06:35:34
My 5th YouTube Anniversary: A CATS Ride for all the Rail Fans
5 years ago, I started my YouTube Channel on November 30th 2009 so to celebrate we decided to film a video that has been requested by several of my viewers. We took a ride on CATS which stands for Charlotte Area Transit System. Thank you to all my viewers and subscribers for watching and I hope you enjoy this video. For more info on CATS, Check out their website at CATS2014-11-30 12:22:00
Happy Thanksgiving 2014
This is one of the few years that we actually spent Thanksgiving at home instead of out of town. We spent most of the day after our traditional Thanksgiving Meal getting out our Christmas Tree which happens to be 27 years old (it used to be my mom's mother's tree before my Pop-Pop gave it to my mom when my grandmother passed away in 1992) and decorating it. Dad had bought some new Christmas LED lights so we are trying those this year on the tree. They give off neat effects on the ceiling. Happy Thanksgiving to all my viewers and subscribers. I hope your day was just as great as mine...2014-11-28 01:32:08
Happy 11th Birthday Keeara
A very special Birthday Greeting going out to Keeara who turned 11 today. Hope your birthday has been just as special as you are. Thank you to your mom for sending me a picture of the poster you made of me and 2 of my best friends. I appreciate it :)2014-11-26 00:42:49
Westinghouse Elevator with a Door Horn
Overall this elevator gave a smooth ride. Looks like original floor indicators were taken out and the door sounded like it was blowing a horn when it opened. Dad's hands were covering up most of the lens when we were getting in the elevator so I edited that part out and inserted pictures of the fixture panels instead. This is located in small shopping area in Concord, NC2014-11-23 08:33:49
Mt. Airy, NC's Old City Jail
This is one of the Mayberry Tourist Attractions in Mt. Airy, NC. This used to be the real jail a long time ago. Hampton Hotels help restore this as part of their Save A Landmark Program back in 2009. The link to their video on that is here Hampton - Mayberry Old City Jail. For more info on Mt. Airy & Mayberry Tourist attractions, you can visit this website Mt Airy Area Attractions. You can also check out my playlist of videos that we have filmed in Mt. Airy at TJ Mt Airy Videos2014-11-10 06:47:51
For Dieselducy: The Flavor of a Mt. Airy, NC Tradition at The Snappy Lunch
Dieselducy, this video is for you. First up dad is showing you the famous pork chop sandwich that Snappy's Lunch is famous for. This is a small diner that is located in Mt. Airy, NC and the establishment that Andy Griffith referred to on show #7 of Season One of the Andy Griffith Show. 2nd item is the Breaded Cheeseburger that I think you would like because it is very tasty and the price is very reasonable. :) For more info on The Snappy Lunch, check out their website at the this link Snappy Lunch2014-11-09 23:10:04
Interesting Find at Main Oak Emporium in Mt. Airy, NC
From our day trip on Saturday, November 8th 2014 to Mt. Airy, NC which is also known as "Mayberry"2014-11-09 06:38:46
Memphis BBQ has Interesting Choice for A Cheeseburger Bun
Can you guess what it is before the end of the video? We ate at Memphis BBQ Company in Fayetteville, NC last time we were there and they had a interesting choice for their cheeseburger bun. Take a look and see if you can guess what it is before the answer is given at end of video. :) For more info, check out the Memphis BBQ website at Memphis BBQ Co2014-10-28 15:12:06
Carolina Panthers Blue Lava at Wiki Wiki Car Wash
On game day, Wiki Wiki Car Wash changes the color of the lava to Carolina Panthers Blue. We added some back window views on this video as well as a blooper moment segment that would have usually end up on editing room floor :) This is for all the viewers who like car washes :) For more info on this Car Wash, check out their website at Wiki-Wiki Car Wash2014-10-26 22:14:20