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Schindler Elevators At Hampton Inn Ashland VA
yet another stop on our way home from Washington DC over Christmas Break2018-01-04 02:33:12
Hampton Inn In Chester VA
This Hampton appeared to have the elevator added on to the building as it is located in a section in the back by itself.2018-01-03 02:33:11
Hampton Inn In Stafford VA Otis Series 1 Elevators
This was a pretty neat Hampton to explore on our way home from Washington DC over Christmas Break.2018-01-03 02:33:11
Kone Elevators At Hampton Inn In Petersburg V A SouthPark Location - YouTube
One of our stops on our way home from Washington DC over Christmas Break.2018-01-02 05:06:10
Homewood Suites & Hampton Inn Hybrid Hotel in Silver Springs, MD
I've added my 14th state to the US states that I have visited. We drove up to Silver Springs, MD since we had the time and it wasn't too far from Washington DC where we went for Christmas break. This is another Hilton Brand Hybrid. From what we could tell by our exploring of this hotel, they share the same elevator bank plus the same business center, fitness center, pool & market shop. We found only one front desk although they had separate lobby areas designated as Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn.2018-01-01 05:06:09
Goodbye to 2017 & Hello to 2018 - YouTube
Back by popular demand, we did a new year's eve ball drop this year for ya'll. Hope you enjoy it. We recapped a few highlights from our year in 2017 and dad talked a bit about his novel series of Foggy Point Light which the 2nd volume is out on iBooks and will soon be available in paperback hopefully sometime in January. I'll provide the links below if any of ya'll are interested in that. God's richest blessings to all of you in 2018 & thanks again for watching. &
2018-01-01 05:06:09
Robert E Lee Hotel In Lexington Virginia
This is the same hotel that Andrew ( Dieselducy ) has filmed at a couple of times. We stopped in Lexington on our way to Washington DC over Christmas Break to eat supper at the Southern Inn Restaurant which is just across the street from this hotel. Special thanks to Erin the front desk clerk who was very friendly and offered to show us the 3 different room types that they have. We start out with a tour of the King Corner Suite then take time out to ride the elevator (originally Otis but now modded) then we tour a standard king room and then a standard queen room. According to Erin the 6th floor is a private residence floor. For more information about REL Hotel check out their website at 06:49:55
Otis Series 1 Elevators At Hampton Inn In Henderson NC
This Hampton Inn has been on our list to stop at for quite awhile but never got to it until this year on our way back from Washington DC over Christmas Break. Very nice Hampton Inn.2017-12-31 06:49:54
A Walk Through The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport in Chantilly VA overall view of museum including Air France & Space Shuttle Discovery. At end of video, we ride an elevator that is surrounded by a circular staircase at one end of the hanger which floor indicator reads OK instead of floor number. I will be posting photos soon on my FB page of this place for ya'll.2017-12-30 06:49:54
Hampton Inn in Front Royal Virginia
This was a unique Hampton Inn that has lower level with rooms plus pool and fitness center etc The elevators were kind of interesting too.2017-12-30 06:49:53
Museum Of The Bible Main Elevators Plus World Of Jesus Of Nazareth Exhibit
We rode the main elevators several times going from floor to floor - most of the time it was very busy but there were a few times where we got a good view of the elevators. These elevators had moving backdrops on either side of the cab. As a bonus I included a walk through of the World of Jesus of Nazareth section of the museum. This section depicts what Nazareth would of been like in the days of Jesus. This museum is HUGE and although we spent the whole day there (even ate lunch and supper there) we still didn't see everything, that's just how big it is. I added photos of what we ate for lunch at the cafe at the end of this video. The cafe is one of several eating options the museum has there. If anyone is interested in the museum. I have uploaded photos that we took there on my FB page at Their website is 06:49:52
Dover Elevators at Hampton Inn Dulles South Chantilly VA
This Hampton Inn is located near the Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport so we checked it out before heading onto Washington DC after a full day at the Air & Space Museum. This Hampton had music playing not only in the lobby but the elevators as well.2017-12-29 06:49:52
Our Metro Ride in Washington DC Over Christmas Break
Full elevator ride inside Farragut West station to train platform then most of our ride on the Metro on our way to the Museum of the Bible2017-12-28 06:49:51
Short Video Clip of Farragut West Metro Station Elevator
Battery gave out on phone during the actual ride (had forgot to plug it in to the external battery) but it gives ya'll a view of this elevator. We were on our way to ride the Metro to the Museum of the Bible and this was the nearest Metro station from our hotel.2017-12-28 06:49:51
Washington Revelations Ride Wall Mural
Museum of the Bible has this ride which I was not sure about riding but decided to give it a try, it was pretty intense ride for me but after it was over with, I can honestly say I am glad I decided to give it a go. It is a neat ride that has nice views of Washington DC's landmarks that has Biblical references engraved on the actual landmark or in a landmark building. To learn more about this ride, you can check out the Museum of the Bible's video explaining what the ride entails at this link to their video. My video is basically a view of the wall mural in the waiting line area before you go up to the steps to where the actual ride is.2017-12-28 06:49:50
DoubleTree By Hilton in Silver Springs, Maryland
I have added #14 state to the list of states that I have visited. This DoubleTree Hotel is just across the street from the hybrid of Homewood Suites & Hampton Inn.2017-12-27 06:49:49
Museum Of Bible Top Observation Deck & Elevator Number 10
This video clip gives you a view from the 6th observation floor of the Museum of the Bible of Washington DC where you can see the top of the Capitol Building and also the clock tower of the Old Post Office that is now a part of the International Trump Hotel plus a ride on one of the less busier elevators in the museum that services only a few floors.2017-12-27 06:49:49
Presentation of Gutenberg Printing Press at Museum of the Bible
One of the exhibits at Museum of the Bible with live demonstration that we saw over Christmas Break. I have uploaded photos from our visit there on my Facebook Page 06:49:48
Smithsonian Air & Space Museum Dulles Airport
One of the things we did on Christmas break. Here's a couple of elevators at this really neat museum. We also added a bird's eye view from the observation tower and a look at Space Shuttle Discovery on display at the museum.2017-12-25 06:49:47
Hampton Inn White House Location Washington DC Full Hotel Tour
This is where we stayed for our Christmas Break in Washington DC. Rooms do not have fridges or microwaves although there is a microwave guests can use in Suite Shop. Valet Parking only and parking costs $40 more than room rate per day. Overall a very nice stay in historic building near White House.2017-12-25 06:49:47
Christmas Break Episode 3 - Daytime Video Snapshot of White House
This is just a quick video snapshot of the White House in the daytime. Sadly we didn't get our request in time to get a WH tour during Christmas season but no matter it was still a great Christmas Break Vacation in Washington DC. Stay tuned for more videos including a full hotel tour of the Hampton Inn White House location which is where we stayed this time.2017-12-25 06:49:46
Episode 2 Christmas Break Series Includes Jefferson Memorial Elevator
In this video, you will see a view of the White House at night with another view of the National Christmas Tree along with several of the Christmas trees from different states that are lined up around that area then onto the Jefferson Memorial which we filmed our ride on the elevator at that landmark then we go on to share photos of Lincoln Memorial at night (that elevator sadly was out of service) then we show a photo of Washington Monument lit up at night and lastly a video of the Capitol Building at night alongside the Capitol Christmas tree2017-12-25 06:49:45
Christmas Break 2017 Vacation Video Series Episode One
Starting off this miniseries of videos from Christmas Break Vacation is a video of the National Christmas Tree located in Washington DC with the train and villages layout surrounding the tree. Hope ya'll enjoy! Merry Christmas and blessings for the New Year. Will be uploading some more videos either tonight or sometime tomorrow from this trip.2017-12-24 06:49:45
1 Stuck Door Operator & Dover Buzz on Other C4 Freight Size Elevator
Opryland Hotel C4 elevator bank. First elevator, the door operator got stuck on opening and close mode and the 2nd elevator ran pretty smooth and still has the Dover Buzz although the fixtures have been modded by ThyssenKrupp Elevator2017-12-17 06:49:44
D1 Elevators at Opryland Hotel Nashville, TN
Back to fall break videos - this is D1 elevator bank which has 3 elevators and we got two rode - we could never get the other one to come so we moved on :)2017-12-09 06:49:43
Thanksgiving Night 2017 Titanic Fireworks From Incredible Christmas Place
Here is some footage dad took from parking lot of Incredible Christmas Place of the fireworks from the Titanic in Pigeon Forge, TN taken on Thanksgiving night.2017-12-06 06:49:43
2017 Revisit Of The Hampton Inn Tunnel Road Elevator In Asheville, NC
Here's a couple of excerpts of us riding the main lobby elevator at Hampton Inn Tunnel Road elevator which was very busy at the time we stopped in on our way to Tennessee but we managed to get it by ourselves for a few minutes. This is for all the ones who email me asking me to upload an updated ride on this elevator. It still runs good. :)2017-12-06 06:48:28
Courtyard By Marriott Winston Salem NC
While in Winston Salem, we dropped by this Courtyard since we hadn't filmed this particular one yet.2017-12-04 06:48:27
Old Salem Candle Tea 2017
Over my Thanksgiving Break as we were heading back towards home, we took a detour to Old Salem and toured that to end our holiday weekend. While we were there, we found out about their special Candle Teas they have during the Christmas season, so we headed back up to Old Salem this past Saturday and experienced an old fashion Christmas celebration. This video highlights just what a Candle Tea entails. Interesting enough, they don't serve tea at a CT but Moravian Coffee along with Moravian Sugar Cake. It was fun to start off the Christmas season celebrating the birth of Jesus by singing Christmas Hymns and watching how candles are made at Old Salem. They also have 2 putz dioramas which include The Nativity Christmas Story and a model of the town of Old Salem. You can also find out more about it at this link
2017-12-04 06:48:26
Dover Impulse Elevator At Gatlinburg Convention Center
We went to the convention center over Thanksgiving Break for the festival of Christmas Tree & craft show. I have already uploaded the Otis escalator that is also in this place as well as the ThyssenKrupp Freight elevator that we got to ride as well which was a bonus treat so thanks again Gatlinburg Convention Center for a great time all around. Festival of Trees and craft show were enjoyable as well as riding the elevators and escalator.2017-12-01 06:48:26
8th Anniversary of TJElevatorfan YouTube Channel Speical
That's right folks. Today marks the 8th anniversary of my YT Channel. I started this channel back in 2009 on November 30th. Thanks to all my viewers and subscribers for watching and enjoying this hobby of mine. For this special celebration video, I decided to do something a bit different by sharing some videos from my Fall break and Thanksgiving break that depicts past and present hotel lodgings. We will start with the last part of my Thanksgiving Weekend trip which shows what a Colonial American era Tavern (hotel) in Old Salem (NC) would have been like. This Tavern boasts having a very famous guest staying there and that is none other than the very first president of the United States of America, George Washington. Then we will move to modern day which is the video from my fall break that I have not uploaded yet of the new Hampton Inn & Suites at Biltmore Village. Thanks to GM Scott Kercher for giving us a great tour of this new facility in Asheville, NC. For more info on these two venues see links below:
2017-11-30 06:48:25
Hampton Inn Morristown On Andrew Johnson Highway
Looks like typical Hampton Inn on outside but when you go inside, it is very upscale looking Hampton Inn. There are 2 Hampton Inns in Morristown, this one and another one which is by Interstate 812017-11-28 06:48:25
Otis Escalator at The Gatlinburg Convention Center
This was interesting to note that the convention center has an Otis escalator, a Dover Impulse elevator and a ThyssenKrupp Freight elevator.2017-11-27 06:48:24
Freight Elevator At Gatlinburg Convention Center / Star Wars Christmas
A view of Star Wars Christmas Gift Package at the Festival of Trees at The Gatlinburg Convention Center over Thanksgiving Break which includes a light pattern of the Millennium Falcon, a Storm Trooper Christmas Tree with Star War Characters ornaments. Plus a bonus treat of the freight elevator at the convention center as well which is one of the quietest freight elevators that I have ridden or heard.2017-11-26 06:48:24
Alcatraz Crime Museum In Pigeon Forge TN
Included in this video is some footage of me cracking the safe at Alcatraz Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge which is a interesting new attraction in the Smoky Mts. This used to be in Washington DC area but relocated to TN when building lease wasn't renewed. I really enjoyed the Law Enforcement areas. I would highly recommend this place if you're in the area. They have two elevators that take you to the different levels of exhibits and the first one is included in this video for ya'll. For more information about this place, you can check out their website at I will be posting photos on my FB page soon and some are already posted on my Instagram2017-11-25 06:48:24
Hampton Inn & Suites In Nashville TN (Opryland Area Opry Mills)
One of our stops in Nashville over fall break. Even though the Opryland Park has been gone for years, I believe this area is still known as Opryland area if I am not mistaken because of the Opryland Hotel2017-11-22 06:48:23
Dover Impulse Outside Call & Dover Classic Inside In Brentwood TN
Another video from our fall break trip to Nashville and surrounding areas. This Hampton Inn had Dover Impulse for outside call station and Dover Classic inside elevator cab. There was a staff meeting going on in the Lower Lobby so we didn't linger long there.2017-11-21 06:48:22
Hampton Inn & Suites In Franklin TN
This was another Hampton Inn stop on our trip to Nashville over Fall Break this past October.2017-11-20 06:48:22
ThyssenKrupp Elevators At Hampton Inn Murfreesboro, TN
This was a side trip when we went to Nashville.2017-11-20 06:48:21
Kone Elevators At Hampton Inn & Suites in Lebanon TN
This was one of our quick stops to explore the Hampton Inn as we passed by Lebanon TN. The one elevator apparently wasn't working because we could never get that one to come but we did ride the other one.2017-11-18 06:48:21
Homestead Tower Museum & Homestead House Tour
One of the stops we made on our way to Nashville was this interesting and history fact filled of the "Showplace for the New Deal" of FDR - President Franklin D Roosevelt. This is for all the History fans out there. For more info on this interesting place, check out their website at 06:48:20
D3 Opryland Elevator Bank with Longer Beep
This bank only had two elevators but the buzzer seemed to be longer than the others at the hotel.2017-11-17 06:48:20
Nine Million Views Milestone Special With Tour of Park Vista Hotel
Thank you to all my viewers and subscribers for this milestone for my YouTube Channel. November holds another milestone which is my 8th anniversary on the 30th We stayed at the Park Vista in Gatlinburg for one night on my fall break (stop over on our way to Nashville) and got a 2 king room which I had never seen that option before at any hotel until Park Vista. Stay tuned for bonus footage at the end of video for a sneak peak of upcoming hotel tour with Scott Kercher at the new Hampton Inn & Suites at Biltmore Village in Asheville, NC.2017-11-16 06:48:19
New Fairfield Inn In Gatlinburg, TN Has ThyssenKrupp Elevators
This is just up the street from the new Hampton Inn on Historic Trail. These 2 hotels are very similar in Decor and have pretty much the same type of elevators. Thinking they might be owned by same hotel management group.2017-11-14 06:48:18
D2 Elevator Bank & Bonus View of G3 Scenic Opryland Hotel Elevator
More from Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN
D2 elevator bank was kind of busy and we managed to get 2 of the elevators but could never get the other one to come. I included a bonus view of the scenic glass elevator that Dieselducy has filmed before. When he filmed it, it was a Dover but has since been modded.
2017-11-11 06:48:18
Hampton Inn Crossville, TN Has ThyssenKrupp Elevator
This was one of our stops on our way to Nashville over fall break. We actually spent a couple of hours in Crossville as we stopped to explore the Homestead Tower Museum. I will be posting a video of that soon for all the History fans out there. For more info on this interesting place, check out their website at and stay tuned for photos and video I will be posting soon on my Facebook Page and YouTube Channel2017-11-11 06:48:17
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
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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:
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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