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Full Hotel Tour of Hampton Inn & Suites In Hendersonville, TN
This is not far from Nashville, TN and this is the hotel we stayed at during our time there over my fall break. I have had a few emails asking where we stayed at when we went to Nashville so I decided I would go ahead and upload this tour for ya'll. As you will be able to see and tell towards the beginning of the tour, this hotel is not far from train tracks. You can kind of see the train moving between the trees but that's about all you can see of the train because it was at night. Hope ya'll enjoy this tour. I will be uploading the hotel tour of Park Vista sometime next week so stay tuned for that....2017-11-11 06:48:17
Courtyard By Marriott in Pigeon Forge, TN
This past October this hotel celebrated their 1st year of being opened in Pigeon Forge, TN so it is a relatively new hotel and is the number one hotel on TripAdvisor for that area. It has indoor and outdoor pools and arcade room as well as fitness, business and guest laundry. For more info you can check out their website at 06:48:16
C3 Freight or Hospital Size Elevators Plus Cascades C1 Elevator
These are located at the Opryland Hotel complex in Nashville, TN. C1 Cascades elevators were pretty busy but a good way to round out this video upload as bonus footage.2017-11-09 06:48:16
Kone Elevators At Hampton Inn In Cookville Tennessee
One of our stops on our way to Nashville during my fall break back in October.2017-11-07 06:48:15
(Rare Unedited Footage) At Opryland Hotel Delta Level 2 in Round Alcove
I decided to upload this video without editing it so here's a rare video occurrence on my YouTube Channel as I usually edited and process all my videos through editing software.2017-11-05 06:48:15
Kone Elevators With Blue Fixtures & Call Station at Home2 Suites
This is a new hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN near The Island. The hotel was kind of busy so we didn't get usual pictures and didn't ride the 2nd elevator but at least we got a ride on the first one. 06:48:14
Sneak Peek of Full Hotel Tour Of Park Vista Hotel
On our way to Nashville for my fall break, we stopped for the first night at Gatlinburg, TN and we stayed at the Park Vista Hotel which was a unique experience as the room we stayed in had 2 king sized beds. This is the first time I have seen that option available anywhere and the first time I have stayed in a hotel in Gatlinburg. We usually stay either in Knoxville or Pigeon Forge. Hope you enjoy this preview of the upcoming hotel tour to my YT channel.2017-11-04 06:48:13
Old Mill Restaurant Handi Lift for Lower Level to Main Floor
On my fall break last month, we stayed one night in Gatlinburg and had supper at one of our favorite restaurants in Pigeon Forge at The Old Mill. We got to take a few moments to ride the handicap lift that takes you to lower level dinning room from main floor. A great place to eat either meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) which this particular time was a unique visit as right as mom walked in to put our name on waiting list, they made an announcement that they had a large table available with 8 seats that different parties could share the table with each other. Two other couples had signed up and we had four in our party so it was a perfect fit. It was interesting having dinner with them and not having to wait 40 minutes for a table. For more info on this landmark in PF, here is the link to their website 06:48:13
Tru By Hilton & Home2 Suites Hybrid In Murfreesboro, Tennessee
We made a side trip to Murfreesboro to explore this very first Tru By Hilton's hybrid hotel. This hotel is more unique in more ways than one with the format of dual brands. This one not only shares pool, fitness center and guest laundry but the elevators too. Tru has own breakfast, business center & market in their lobby and Home2 has their own breakfast, business center & market in their lobby. Both have separate entrances. For more info on this hotel, check out their website at 06:48:12
Views of Opryland Hotel Plus A Ride On A Handi Lift
Here are some photos plus video footage we took at the Opryland Hotel over my fall break in Nashville, TN. You see some fall decorations but mostly they were in the process of putting up Christmas decorations so you see more of those. Some of the photos will show the huge fitness center and indoor pool and towards the end of the video, we take a ride on the handi lift that is near the fitness center and Spa area. For more info on this hotel, you can check out their website at 06:48:12
Hampton Inn & Suites in Mt. Juliet, TN
This is the Hampton Inn & Suites that Cannycart stayed at back in I believe 2012. We stopped by to explore it on our way to Nashville over my fall break.2017-10-31 06:48:11
GI Elevator Bank of the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN
Here is another set of elevators we found at the Opryland Hotel during my fall break.2017-10-30 06:48:11
An October Night Walk Through Fontanel Mansion ( Former Home of Barbara Mandrell )
This is a different kind of tour of the Fontanel Mansion. We picked the special option of first time ever offered night time tours for the month of October in which the mansion is decked out with all the spooks and spirits of Halloween. We chose this option because the tours were self guided and at your own pace instead of the regular guided tours within a group. Mom & I do not care for Halloween however, so the purpose of this tour is not that effect although you do see the mansion is decorated up for the "haunted feel." Mom was the one filming so she didn't zoom in on the spooks or spirits although you can't help but see some of the effects. While dad was enjoying the spooks effects, I hung out with my grandfather and explored the mansion with him while mom took care of the filming because we thought there maybe some more like us who were interested in seeing the mansion's design and layout of the place because it is the former home of country music singer Barbara Mandrell who with her husband and architect company designed what some believed to be the largest log "cabin" ever built. For more info on the mansion, you can visit their website at 06:48:10
Surf's Up Car Wash In Harriman, TN (Near Kingston)
While on the road, the windshield got pretty 'buggy" so we stopped in a car wash that was near the gas station where we were filling the tank up to keep heading down the road. We just got the $6 car wash which I think was a pretty good deal for the wash it gave the car. Hope ya'll enjoy it. You can check this car wash's FB page at 06:48:10
New Hotel Called Margaritaville Island Inn At Pigeon Forge
SuperDakota33 this is your requested Shout Out video. Hope you enjoy it. This is the 2nd Jimmy Buffett theme hotel that is located at The Island in Pigeon Forge, TN. This one is right at the entrance of the Island off the Parkway. The first one is actually inside the area of the Island and is called Margaritaville Island Hotel and this one is called Margaritaville Island Inn. I would suspect that both hotels are owned by the same company. :) For more info, you can check out their website at 06:48:09
NEW Hampton Inn in Gatlinburg, TN Historic Nature Trail
This just opened this year in Gatlinburg, TN. We stopped in to see it while we were in Gatlinburg before heading down the road to Nashville for fall break.2017-10-25 06:48:09
Enclosed Home Lift At Fontanel Mansion Nashville TN
This is the 2nd Handi Lift that they have at Fontanel. This one is just off the hallway where the stairs are on main level (you have to go through side room that serves as the laundry room) and it will take you to the hallway where the upstairs bedrooms are located. The staff were very friendly and didn't mind us filming the lifts for my YT channel. It was interesting to tour this mansion at night with very few lights on for effect that they were going for (haunted mansion) which like I have said before, mom & I don't really care for Halloween but the regular tours are given during daytime so we chose this option as we were free to explore the mansion on our time instead of being in a group. Stay tuned for more videos from my fall break vacation in Nashville, TN.2017-10-24 06:48:08
Garaventa Genesis Handicap Lift Elevator at Fontanel Mansion
Here is the lift that they installed in the pool atrium of the mansion. We were told the lifts were put in after Barbara Mandrell sold the house and the house open to the public. I will upload the next one very soon that is located in the upper hallway which actually comes out past the laundry room area on main floor of the mansion. For more about the mansion, you can visit their website at 06:48:08
Garden Conservatory Wing G3 Scenic Elevator At Opryland Hotel
This is the one that Dieselducy filmed several years ago but it has since been modded. This is located in the Garden Conservatory Wing of Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. As you can see in this video, they have some of the decorations up and already lit for the upcoming Christmas season.2017-10-22 06:48:07
C2 Elevator Bank At Opryland Hotel In Nashville, TN
One of our stops on my Fall Break was in Nashville, Tennessee and one of our goals was to explore the Opryland Hotel. It was fun but tiring once we walked through what we could. I think some of it was under renovations or construction but most of it was open. They are in the process of putting up Christmas decorations which you will see in some of the videos that I will be uploading from here. This video was taken in Cascades Wing of the complex resort.2017-10-22 06:48:07
Gatlinburg Trolley Driving Down The Mountain From Park Vista
2017-10-22 06:48:06
Lunch Sing-A-Long At Billy Graham Library
First day of Fall Break after a 1/2 day of school, we stopped at the BGL to get lunch before heading out of town to Tennessee and got a real blessing with John White leading a sing-a-long in the cafe.2017-10-22 06:48:06
Fall Break Video Series Intro: Fontanel Mansion's Driveway
Just got back from a great trip to Tennessee for my Fall Break. This video is the drive up to and from the mansion known as Fontanel (from the ticket office) which is located just outside of Nashville, at Whites Creek. It is the former home of Country Music singer Barbara Mandrell. I will be uploading more from Fontanel more towards Halloween as the night time tour we took was centered around the spooky Halloween theme. While mom and I don't really care for Halloween and was just interested in seeing the mansion at night time, dad likes that type of stuff so he filmed the "spooks" of the mansion tour so I will upload that part for a Halloween special. I did get to ride and operate the two handicap lifts in the mansion so I will be uploading those videos soon. Fall Break videos will be from Asheville, NC & several cities in Tennessee including Nashville's Opryland Hotel so stay tuned...2017-10-21 06:48:05
Elevator At Charles A Cannon Memorial Library
This is located near downtown Concord NC2017-10-06 06:48:05
For Mr. Parks: The elevator at The Old Creamery in Concord, NC
Mr. Parks who was my Geometry teacher last year told me about this elevator and I finally got around to checking it out so I would like to dedicate this video to him. I think ETS services this elevator but I believe the fixtures are a ThyssenKrupp Elevator. For more information on The Old Creamery which has quite a history in Concord, you can check out their website at 06:48:04
Homewood Suites and Hilton Garden Inn Hybrid Charlotte NC
This is a brand new Hilton dual brand of Homewood Suites & Hilton Garden Inn located in Southpark area of Charlotte NC. It has been opened roughly 2 and 1/2 weeks now. Has Kone elevators on both sides. Interesting note is that HGI does not have access to 2nd floor from elevators.2017-09-27 06:48:03
Splash Car Wash in Locust, NC Ultimate Wash
This is for The Car Wash Fanatic who requested us to revisit and get the top wash which we did this past weekend. Sorry I couldn't remember your YT handle when we were there but I rechecked my messages so here's the video you requested. Hope you enjoy it.2017-09-26 06:48:03
Kone Elevator at Homewood Suites & Hilton Garden Inn Dual Brand Parking Garage
There's a new hybrid hotel that has Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites combo in Charlotte NC Southpark area, this is the parking garage for the dual brand hotel. I will be uploading the video of the hotel tomorrow probably so stay tuned for that.2017-09-23 06:48:02
Hilton Garden Inn Greenville, SC Room Tour
This is where we stayed for the 2017 Solar Eclipse. I didn't get
video of an elevator ride as it was kind of busy every time we tried but the elevators were pretty much the same as when we filmed them back in 2012. You can see that video at this link Special thanks to HGI staff especially Jill and Melissa for everything including the neat cooler bag of goodies. For the video highlights of solar eclipse check out this link
2017-09-23 06:48:02
Quick View of AMTRAK On The Move at RXR Crossing
Quick view of Amtrak at RXR crossing2017-09-07 06:48:01
Glass Scenic Elevators At Hyatt Regency Downtown Greenville SC
Shawn, here is your request of a glass elevator. This is one of the hotels we explored while in SC for the Eclipse2017-08-26 06:48:01
New Comfort Suites with Something Interesting In Their Elevators
This is one of the hotels we managed to take a moment to explore when we went down to SC for the Solar Eclipse. This hotel has something interesting in their elevators. The first elevator we rode didn't have the item completely installed yet but the 2nd elevator we rode did.2017-08-25 06:48:00
Glimpse of Solar Eclipse 2017 Through NASA Approved Eclipse Glasses
This is a short video clip of what I saw through the safety eclipse glasses that we wore during the Solar Eclipse Event. This was taken with iPhone camera I believe with safety glasses over the lens2017-08-24 06:48:00
Dover Impulse Elevator At Parking Garage In SC
Due to time restraint, we didn't have much time to explore elevators but we managed to get several that I haven't done before in SC when we went down to be in the pathway of totality of the solar eclipse.2017-08-24 06:47:59
Experiencing Solar Eclipse 2017 in SC
I had gotten approval to miss the first day of school for educational field trip on Solar Eclipse 2017 day. My family & I traveled to SC so we could be in the Totality Pathway for the event. Here is some of the video footage we took, I still haven't gone through all the footage we took but this is a short clip of highlights from my experience that I have gone through of the Solar Eclipse. The video doesn't reveal the intensity of the event that we actually experienced in my opinion but I don't think any video could really match actually being there in the pathway of totality. For some of the photos we took check out my FB album at 06:47:59
Up Close Look: Elevator in Elevator Shaft at Trump Hotel
Here is a clip I found when going through another camera card from our Washington Trip that shows the elevator moving slowly through the elevator shaft.2017-08-13 06:47:58
Schindler MT Elevators At Charlotte Douglas Airport Hyatt Place
This is the other Hyatt that is located near the airport in Charlotte. This one is located off Tyvola Road. Kind of interesting to have two different Hyatt Place that close together.2017-08-12 06:47:58
Hyatt Place Charlotte Airport Lake Pointe
Wasn't sure we had done these before or not so we thought we would when we were in the Charlotte Airport area this week.2017-08-11 06:47:57
A Hybrid (Marriott Dual Brand) of Fairfield Inn & Suites / Residence Inn
As most of ya'll know, this is a new trend in hotel brands. This one is located in Charlotte NC. It opened in December 2016 & both hotels have Schindler 3300s. I believe they share an outdoor pool and patio area as well as a very nice fitness center. Each has their own business centers and lobbies. For photos we took and for more info you can check their website at 06:47:57
Another New Holiday Inn Express - This one in Fort Mill, SC
This is very similar to the new HIE & Suites in Charlotte, the floor plan is a bit different but the style is the same. Both have Schindler elevators. Charlotte has indoor pool and Fort Mill has outdoor pool.2017-08-09 06:47:56
Happy Birthday Andrew AKA Dieselducy
Andrew, you are and have been a great friend and I hope your day is as special as you are. For this video, we start out at a brand new Courtyard by Marriott in Kingsley Center located in Fort Mill, SC. This Courtyard has a mill factory theme with huge vintage photos on each upper floor by the elevators which is kind of neat. After the elevators at Courtyard, stay tuned for a trip down memory lane from my video archives which includes a couple of firsts for Dieselducy such as his first Otis Series 6 ride and operating his first variable speed vintage Otis elevator. We end with a bonus clip at the then Dieselducy Museum of Awesomeness with Cannycart back in 2012. For photos of the Courtyard hotel at the beginning of the video check out my FB photo album at
and for more info check out their website at
2017-08-09 06:47:56
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Charlotte University Area
Nice new hotel with Schindler Elevators2017-08-06 06:47:55
Norfolk Southern Train with Railroad Crossing
This is for all the train lovers including ems318 and Dieselducy. Thought this might make for a nice Sunday afternoon upload. This is a Southern Norfolk Train Engine I believe. We saw it while we were out after lunch with my grandfather near the UNC Charlotte Campus. We get the railroad crossing gates going up at end of video for the ones who like to see that as well.2017-08-06 06:47:55
View Of Potomac River From George Washington's Mount Vernon Porch
On our tour of George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, we took a short video clip of the Potomac River from the porch. I have uploaded most of the photos from my Washington Trip to my FB photo album. If you're interested in seeing the photos of Mount Vernon, click this link here that will take you to that particular photo album 06:47:54
Clockwork Machine in Old Post Office Clock Tower Washington DC
This is what makes the clock in the clock tower at Old Post Office Building work. For my video on clock tower click this link for photos we took check out my FB photo album at t Office Clock Tower is open to the public free of charge. It is located in what is also now known as The Trump International Hotel in Washington DC (or TrumpDC) There is a museum about the old post office that looks like they are still in the process of adding things for that. Visitors ride 2 elevators to get to the 12th floor viewing area where you can view the machine that runs the clock in the tower and also get great views of downtown Washington DC including Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, part of The White House etc Bonus Views towards end of video that shows the elevator through a glass door passing one of the guest floors of the hotel & view of elevator from the lobby of the hotel going up to the 9th floor. For more information about this historic building & tower you can visit these websites listed below:
2017-08-01 06:47:54
Hampton Inn & Suites Washington Dulles International Airport
This is where we stayed for most of our vacation for our Washington DC trip (except for the last night which we stayed at TrumpDC hotel which I thought was a neat way to finish out the trip) The pool and hot tub was a very nice way to relax and unwind after long walking days in Washington DC. I liked the fact that the pool was open til 11 instead of the usual 10pm and the fact that we had it to ourselves for both nights that we stayed. There was a baseball team staying at this Hampton while we were there and I think they were busy with their conference so it was a very successful stay for the most part. The only problem we had was with the AC which would go to a preset temperature during the day which made the room a bit stuffy when we got back and the AC had a hard time cooling the room down for our preference so that was a major drawback for us but otherwise a good hotel.2017-07-29 06:47:53
Exploring Trump International Hotel In Washington DC
In this video, we take a ride on several more elevators including the ballroom area elevator, the tiny elevator that takes you from 8th guest floor to 9th guest floor plus a view of the decorative elevator shaft coverings. Also included is our tour of the Junior Suite we stayed in. We got the Junior Suite as I am a rising junior in high school. This stay was a birthday present to me that I got back in February but due to schedules, I couldn't redeem it until this summer. It was well worth waiting for. We chose July as it is America's Birthday month and this is located in the nation's Capital city and the hotel is in the current President's family business. I also included some photos around the hotel and also of our in room dinning table set up, the treat tray that was waiting for us after we had taken a walk down Pennsylvania Ave to get a glimpse of the White House The staff that did the turn down service left a John F Kennedy Quote card which read "Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction." which I thought was a great quote. You also will see photos of the Business and Fitness Centers. The hotel has a spa so no pool photo to show. I will be uploading photos to my FB soon. I will add link to that album when it is uploaded which will probably be sometime tomorrow. For more information about this hotel, you can check their website 06:47:53
Electric Sheers At The Trump International Hotel In Washington DC
This is a preview of our junior suite at Trump International Hotel. We start out with street view at night with me at our window waving and closing the electric sheers and then we show the view out our window during the daytime hours which is of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building. Stay tuned for a full tour of our Junior Suite coming soon plus more elevators from TrumpDC2017-07-27 06:47:52
Hampton Inn & Suites In Woodstock VA
Another Stop we made to stretch our legs for a moment before heading on down the road on our trip to Washington DC. This was a very neat Hampton to explore.2017-07-26 06:47:51
ThyssenKrupp Elevators At Hampton Inn South Fredricksburg VA
Not sure what the iPhone did with this recording. On viewing it was horizontal but the video counter was on the side instead of top like it normally is. When putting it through editing software, the video is horizontal as you can see, I guess the iPhone camera was stuck in-between portrait and landscape modes. This was one of our stops on the way home from Washington DC. We had to get more gas for the car and get some dinner for ourselves so after we did that, we took a few moments to explore this Hampton before hitting the road once again.2017-07-26 06:47:51
US Elevator At Hampton Inn In Staunton VA
We stopped off in Staunton VA for an early supper at the Depot Grill which was very tasty and before we hit the road again to Washington DC Area we explored the Hampton Inn there.2017-07-25 06:47:50
Elevators At The Trump International Hotel In Washington DC
These are the set of elevators near our Junior Suite. This stay was a birthday present given to me back in February but due to schedules and all, I couldn't redeem it til this month. We had spent the day at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and then checked in to the current President's family hotel for our last night in DC which I thought was a neat way to round out this exciting first trip to our nation's capital city. Stay tuned for a tour of this historic hotel which used to be the Old Post Office in Washington.2017-07-25 06:47:50
Elevator At Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Washington DC
This was a pretty nice elevator. We had walked down here after we were finished at the Capitol Building and before we headed down the National Mall to visit the Lincoln Memorial and see the Washington Monument as well as the World War II Memorial. Be prepared to walk a lot if you ever go to DC!2017-07-25 06:47:49
National Mall Landmarks In Washington DC
This was a trip I won't soon forget for many reasons. These landmarks were especially a highlight to finally see in person. For more information about these landmarks you can visit the National Parks Service Website at 06:47:48
Schindler Elevators At Home2 Suites In Roanoke VA
This was one of our pit stops on our way to Washington DC. We didn't meet up with Andrew (Dieselducy) as he was in SC at the time. We took advantage of the new Home2 Suites being opened to go in and stretch our legs and film the elevator before hitting the road again. :)2017-07-24 06:47:48
Otis Elevator At The US Capitol Building In Washington DC
This is one of the elevators at the Capitol Building. This was a pretty interesting tour filled with a lot of US History facts. We had a very tasty lunch at the restaurant there after our tour. Thanks to our guide from Richard Burr's office for giving us such an informative tour. A neat part of the day was that dad got interviewed for a German Radio Show outside the Capitol Building about his thoughts on the health care bill. For photos we took here, you can check out FB photo album at 06:47:47
SpringHill Suites By Marriott Centerville Chantilly VA
This was one of our very few stops just to explore a hotel and ride the elevator on our trip to Washington DC since this was mainly a family vacation for sightseeing. We stopped here because this was the hotel where my high school class was going to be staying if our school trip to Washington DC had panned out but in the end, my high school class didn't go due to lack of interest in the amount of people who signed up.2017-07-24 06:47:47
Capitol South Metro Station Elevator Washington DC - YouTube
This is the elevator we rode up from the Metro Station to get to street level at Capitol South. We were on our way for a tour of the Capitol Building. I will be posting pictures later on to Facebook, I am still trying to sort through all of them. I still have some more elevator rides that we took so stay tuned for those plus a full hotel tour of the Trump International Hotel where we stayed on our last night for this trip. That was a birthday present given to me back in February but I couldn't redeem it until this summer when schedules were more accommodating. I have posted some of the Capitol Tour pictures on my Instagram account already if you want to check those out the link is 06:47:46
Glass Elevator in Wiehle Reston Metro Station
This is the elevator we rode to go to the lower platform to catch our train to Capitol South Station2017-07-23 06:47:46
Elevator at Parking Garage at Metro Wiehle - Reston East Reston VA
This was the first elevator I filmed on our first day going into the Washington DC Area. This is the elevator at parking garage we parked at to catch the Metro going to downtown Washington DC2017-07-23 06:47:45
Our 7000 Series Metro Ride Into Washington DC For The Highrise Elevator Lover
We stayed at the Hampton Inn Dulles Airport in Sterling VA for our first 2 days in the Washington DC area. This is our Metro Ride from
Wiehl-Reston Station to Capitol South Station with original audio with all the speaker announcements except maybe once or twice when mom stopped recording then started back up again so camera wouldn't time out on her. Camera memory gave out between the next to last stop but mom got the other camera out and got us approaching Capitol South stop and getting off to finish the ride out. Hope you enjoy it. This was one of the newer Metro 7000 series trains so it was a really nice ride especially since we went after the morning rush peak time.
2017-07-23 06:47:45
Arlington National Cemetery Trolley Tour
We picked the Trolley to visit and see Arlington due to the heat and amount of walking it would have taken round trip to get up to where the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier is buried and back to the Visitor Center. I had already done some pretty good walking the first couple of days we were in Washington (roughly 5 miles in just the first day alone - of course that was with rest breaks and LOTS of water to drink to prevent dehydration but still a lot of walking) This video is for anyone who would like to see this place but may never get the chance for whatever reason. It was an experience I will not forget. I have uploaded separate videos of the Changing of the Guard Ceremony & JFK's grave site. The links to those are below for quick reference. Changing Of The Guard JFK & Mrs. Jackie Kennedy Onassis' Grave Site
2017-07-22 06:47:44
Elevators For The Old Post Office Clock Tower In Washington DC
The Old Post Office Clock Tower is open to the public free of charge. It is located in what is also now known as The Trump International Hotel in Washington DC (or TrumpDC) There is a museum about the old post office that looks like they are still in the process of adding things for that. Visitors ride 2 elevators to get to the 12th floor viewing area where you can view the machine that runs the clock in the tower and also get great views of downtown Washington DC including Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, part of The White House etc Bonus Views towards end of video that shows the elevator through a glass door passing one of the guest floors of the hotel & view of elevator from the lobby of the hotel going up to the 9th floor. For photos we took at the clock tower, you can visit my FB photo album at
For more information about this historic building & tower you can visit these websites listed below:
2017-07-22 06:47:44
President JFK's Resting Place In Arlington National Cemetery
JFK's grave site has an eternal flame above his and Former First Lady Jackie Kennedy's graves.2017-07-22 06:47:43
Changing Of The Guard At The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier
I was originally planning on uploading the elevator at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate Visitor Center for the 1st video of the video series of my trip to Washington DC & surrounding areas but due to epic fail of camera, the video that I thought we had filmed does not exist so change of plans, I decided that it would be fitting to upload one of the videos we took at Arlington National Cemetery which btw is a must see if you are ever in the area. It was an honor to witness this American Tradition of Tribute & Glory for "An American Soldier Known but to God." For more information about The Changing of the Guard at ANC, you can visit their website page at
2017-07-21 06:47:43
Stay Tuned For Exciting Video Series From Washington DC Trip
I just got back from an exciting trip to Washington DC (& surrounding areas) This was mostly a sightseeing trip so I didn't get as many elevator videos as I normally get when I go on vacation but I did get some pretty neat ones plus I will be uploading some video footage of the Metro we rode. This video shows the grounds of Mount Vernon Estate which was the home of our 1st President George Washington. I thought we had filmed the elevator at the visitor center here (which I had planned to upload as the first video of the series after this intro video) but apparently we had an epic fail with the camera for that elevator ride. The elevator was an Otis Elevator with series 5 fixtures. It only went up to a 2nd level. It was a deep size elevator (made for large crowds)2017-07-21 06:47:42
Homewood Suites North Charleston Airport Location
This is the Homewood Suites that was right beside the Hampton Inn that we stayed at in Charleston SC. The main elevators were way too busy but we found this back elevator that was less busy.2017-07-16 06:47:42
Sullivan's Island Lighthouse & A Foggy Point Light Update
This is the country's last built lighthouse by the lighthouse service. It was built in 1962 and features air conditioning plus a freight elevator. It is an operational lighthouse but is not open to public for tours. This video shows both daytime and night time views as well an update on my dad's science fiction trilogy book series in which the first volume is called Foggy Point Light and has been out since January 2016 and is available in Paperback and Kindle Editions. It is also available in the KindleUnlimted program on Amazon. You can order it online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books A Million. Links to above mention are below for quick reference. The 2nd volume Ripples: Return To Foggy Point Light will be released sometime this coming August. To get a free download of chapter one of both volumes and for more information, check out
2017-07-15 06:47:41
For Ryan: Embassy Suites North Charleston SC Airport / Convention Center Location
These were pretty busy at the time we stopped by on our way out of Charleston to Sullivan's Island. The picture of the exterior was taken from our room at Hampton Inn & Suites.2017-07-15 06:47:40
Hampton Inn Lawernceville GA I - 85 Sugarloaf
This is located right next to the Homewood Suites off I -85 Duluth2017-07-14 06:47:40
Full Hotel Tour of Hampton Inn & Suites in Charleston SC Airport Location
This Hampton has been opened for about 2 months. It's kind of got the feel of an upscale Hampton like you would see in a historic section of town but as you can see in the title this is located near the airport of North Charleston. I will be uploading another video that showcases the Otis Elevators better than what is shown here in this video but that's on another card that I have misplaced at the moment so when I find it, I will upload a video that shows more of the elevators which have very nice wooden walls. Hope you enjoy this tour. This is the Hampton Inn that I believe might replace the older Hampton which is located just down the road on the opposite side of the street from this one.2017-07-13 06:47:39
The Round Holiday Inn Hotel In Charleston SC River View
This was a pretty neat property to explore. They have an outdoor pool that you get to from the 3rd floor but it is separate from the actual round building. The Otis elevators had a green call station button and the floor indicators were also green which coincides with Holiday Inn colors. One elevator had a beep sound for floor passing chime and the other sounded like a clicker. Great views of Charleston's River Front from the roof top restaurant2017-07-13 06:47:39
Hampton Inn Near The Mall of GA
This Hampton has Dover Elevators which happen to be one of my top favorites of elevators :)2017-07-12 06:47:38
Hyatt Place North Charleston SC Airport Location
The one elevator was kind of busy with housekeeping so we just rode the other elevator for this video. The exterior picture of the Hyatt Place was taken from our room at the Hampton Inn & Suites where we actually stayed at.2017-07-12 06:47:37
2 Story Hampton Inn At Hilton Head SC
This is a unique Hampton Inn that the staff was very friendly, Thanks for the fresh popcorn popped just as we came in to explore. It was delicious!2017-07-11 06:47:37
Hampton Inn & Suites in Orangeburg SC
These were nice, didn't notice it at the time of taping but did notice when putting the video together that the floor passing beep would sound off at times when it shouldn't of and then didn't sound for 2nd floor on the ride up in first elevator but it did sound off coming back down at that spot.2017-07-10 06:47:36
Dover Elevators At The Hampton Inn In Atlanta - North Druid Hills GA
These were pretty nice Dover Elevators with red buttons2017-07-10 06:47:36
Hampton Inn North Charleston Airport Location
This is an older Hampton Inn which I am speculating it might not be a Hampton Inn much longer as there is a brand new Hampton Inn & Suites almost right across the street from here. They may decide to keep it a Hampton Inn though, you never know. :)2017-07-09 06:47:35
Home2 Suites Charleston SC
These ran pretty smooth. G in one of the elevators had white light on fixture instead of blue like the rest.2017-07-09 23:20:06
Schindler Elevators At Hampton Inn In Gainesville GA
This Hampton is in the process of getting upgraded on outside of the building2017-07-08 23:20:05
Homewood Suites Lawernceville GA I-85 Duluth / Sugarloaf
This is right beside the Hampton Inn and has a ThyssenKrupp elevator in its own closet.2017-07-07 23:20:05
Jumpy Dover Elevator at Hampton Inn Beaufort SC
This Dover elevator was pretty jumpy when it came to stopping. I can't say this was a smooth ride. It felt like the elevator needed a bit of adjustment done but other than that, it seemed like a pretty good Dover Impulse elevator.2017-07-07 23:20:04
New Drury Inn In Charlotte NC Arrowood Rd Location
Nice Otis elevators that were very busy so we only got good footage on one trip so this video is shorter than the usual but still gives a good impression of the hotel and elevators :)2017-07-06 23:20:04
Hampton Inn In Stockbridge GA Has A Mowrey Elevator
This was another stop on our Georgia trip over Father's Day weekend last month.2017-07-06 23:20:03
Hampton Inn Stone Mountain Georgia
This was taken back on our Father's Day trip. Explored this Hampton Inn before having an early dinner at the German Restaurant at The Village Corner in Stone Mountain which I might add was pretty good.2017-07-05 23:20:03
Hampton Inn Lawrenceville GA Rivers Exchange Shopping Center
This was one of our stops when we were in GA this past June2017-07-05 23:20:02
Hampton Inn At Norcross Georgia (Formerly Drury Inn & Suites)
Think Hampton did a nice make over of this hotel. They put a decorative glass panel over the glass elevator which prevents a lobby view from the elevator. I don't think I have seen a former Drury Inn turned into a Hampton before now.2017-07-04 23:20:02
Historic Fort Fremont In Lands End SC
Happy 4th of July to everyone. Thanks to all the service men & women who fight for our protection and freedom & in honor of those who serve their country past, present & future, here's a special video from our 4th of July weekend. We took a few moments to explore the old historic Fort Fremont which is named after a Civil War General in SC. Some say this place is haunted but we didn't see anything out of the ordinary. It was a shame to see some of it vandalized with graffiti which for the most part we do not show that, there is a part where you can see the graffiti but nothing too bad was written at that spot so we left it in so you all could get an idea of the passages and rooms. It was interesting to walk through and get the feel of a real fort. For more information on this place, you can visit their website at and for photos we took, you can click on FB photo album link here 23:20:01
Microtel by Wyndham in Walterboro, SC
This is located right behind the old former Hampton Inn that is now a Days Inn and right across the road from the new Hampton Inn & Suites so we decided we might has well take a moment or two to see what kind of elevator they have.2017-07-04 23:20:00
Driving, Climbing & Bonus View of Alligator We Saw At Hunting Island, SC
Footage from our 4th of July weekend. Driving through Hunting Island State Park, climbing the lighthouse along with views of the SC beach and views from the top of lighthouse plus bonus view of the alligator we saw in the natural habitat area.2017-07-03 23:20:00
Hampton Inn & Suites Walterboro SC
The Hampton Inn in Walterboro used to be an exterior corridor but has now been bought by Days Inn and a brand new Hampton Inn & Suites has been built just across the road behind the Cracker Barrel2017-07-03 23:20:00
Outside View of Glass Elevator at Baymont & Ramada Hybrid Hotel
I forgot to include this footage in the video I uploaded yesterday of this glass elevator at this hotel complex so here it is. If you haven't seen the video I uploaded yesterday of this elevator, here is an easy link to it 23:19:59
Baymont Inn & Suites Hybrid Hotel Ramada Plaza Elevators
These are the elevators for both Baymont Inn & Suites and the Ramada sides for this Hybrid hotel in Fayetteville, NC. This used to be the Holiday Inn hotel.2017-06-30 23:19:58
Hybrid Baymont Inn & Suites / Ramada Plaza in Fayetteville Exterior Elevator
Very nice hybrid hotel located in Fayetteville, NC. This used to be the old Holiday Inn hotel but they have combined 2 hotels with the Bordeaux Convention Center as one complex. The 2 hotel share the same check in desk area / lobby plus Fitness & Business Centers along with outdoor pool. Baymont Inn is on one side and Ramada Plaza on the other side which are connected by long hallway of conference meeting rooms. Overall very impressed with what I saw. A total of 3 elevators which this is the 3rd one we found but I am uploading this one first as introduction. I will be posting the video of the other 2 elevators soon but for now enjoy this first video from this neat hotel complex. For more info, you can check out their websites at these links 23:19:58
Otis Elevators At Hampton Inn Flowery Branch GA
These were interesting fixtures with the button for the 2nd floor was different than the others2017-06-28 23:19:57
Hampton Inn Commerce GA
We stopped in Commerce to grab a bite to eat and also explore the Hampton Inn there2017-06-28 23:19:57
Hampton Inn Morrow Atlanta / SouthLake
I believe this Hampton Inn has undergone a renovation on the outside as it looks different but similar on the Hilton website.2017-06-27 23:19:56
Hampton Inn & Suites in Lavonia GA
Very nice Schindler 3300 elevators2017-06-26 23:19:56
Full Rainbow Summer of 2017
We saw this rainbow while traveling down the road the other day and it reminded me of my summer vacation in Kentucky last summer when we visited the Ark Encounter :) Looking forward to my summer vacation coming up in July which will be another new place for me that I have not been to :) If you missed the Ark Encounter video I posted from last year, you can click on this link to get to it also FB photo album links are here Part one Part two
2017-06-26 23:19:55
Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Lavonia GA
This HIE was right beside the Hampton Inn so we popped in just to see what kind of elevator they had :)2017-06-26 23:19:55