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Dedicated to Mr. Harris: Dover Classic Elevator at Harris Building
This was one of the videos we took over Spring Break. Dedicated to my Bible teacher, Mr. Harris as this building is called the Harris Building at Meredith College. Some like me, call this a Dover Classic elevator & others call it a Traditional Dover, either way a pretty cool elevator.2018-04-21 02:33:38
Homewood Suites in Fredricksburg, VA
One of our stops over Spring Break on way home.2018-04-19 02:33:37
Hilton Garden Inn in Dover, DE
The 2nd elevator was pretty busy so we only got the first elevator ride for this HGI in Dover. Another one of our stops in Delaware over Spring Break.2018-04-18 02:33:37
Stylish Looking Hampton Inn In Woodbridge VA
Otis Series 1 elevators at this very nice looking Hampton Inn. One of our stops over Spring Break2018-04-18 02:33:36
ThyssenKrupp Elevator at Meredith College Margaret C Martin Hall
Another ThyssenKrupp elevator at Meredith College filmed over my Spring Break. This is located in Margaret C Martin Hall.2018-04-17 02:33:36
Schindler 3300 Elevators at Home2 Suites in Greensboro NC
One of our stops on Spring Break2018-04-16 02:33:35
Montgomery Elevators? at Home2 Suites Dover DE
I think these might be Montgomery fixtures but not 100% sure2018-04-15 02:33:35
Hampton Inn in Murrells Inlet, SC
This Hampton Inn is a Lighthouse Award winner and has Otis Series 5 Elevators which were very nice2018-04-14 02:33:34
Hampton Inn Pawley's Island SC Otis Series One
Found a lot of Otis Series One over Spring Break2018-04-14 02:33:34
Oceanfront Hampton Inn Myrtle Beach SC with Penthouse Suite
Over Spring Break we took time to celebrate my dad's birthday so after the ham fest in Raleigh we headed down to the beach. This stay at the Oceanfront Hampton Inn was dad's main present from me & mom. It was a very nice and relaxing family vacation that we all enjoyed. Instead of the usual narrative for our hotel tours, I decided to just let ya'll enjoy the sounds of the beach while we walked through the hotel grounds. I did leave original audio starting with elevator ride and the tour of the penthouse suite which is towards the end of the video. I also included bonus views of the beach on early morning walk for ya'll to enjoy. For video we took here last year of both tower elevators, you can click this link 02:33:33
Hampton Inn Knightdale NC (Near Raleigh NC)
From the first part of our Spring Break when we went to Raleigh area for the Hamfest2018-04-13 02:33:33
Hampton Inn Dover Delaware
I was kind of hoping to find a Dover elevator in Dover Delaware which didn't happen but what we did find was still good. Otis Series 1 at this particular Hampton Inn.2018-04-13 02:33:32
Schindler HT at Hampton Inn Glen Allen (Richmond area) Virginia
One of our stops on Spring Break. This Hampton had Schindler HT2018-04-12 02:33:32
Hampton Inn in Milford DE Has Delaware Elevator
We took a road trip to DE after our brunch on Saturday as it was not too far from Washington DC and DC was pretty packed with people for the Cherry Blossom festivals going on. Delaware is the 14th state that I have visited so far. This Hampton had a Delaware Elevator. It went into nudge mode towards the end of video while we were waiting for the door to close. Not sure why the door wasn't closing, it seemed to confuse the passenger that had gotten on the elevator on the 2nd floor as well.2018-04-11 02:33:31
@ The Car Wash In Virginia: Neat AUTEC System
I had a request to do more carwashes so here is one we found on our Spring Break on our way home from Washington DC. It gives you a neat car wash token to get the car vacuum but we decided to keep the coin as it was kind of different with antique car engraved on it. There is a picture of the coin with the photos at beginning of video. We got the premium wash which costs $15 (basic wash $10) if you want RainX I believe the sign said $3 extra.2018-04-10 02:33:31
Eastern Elevator At Hampton Inn Bowie Maryland
After our tour of the White House and brunch at Trump International Hotel on Saturday, we headed out of town for the day since Washington DC was packed for the Cherry Blossoms Celebrations going on. We took a road trip to DE and stopped off at some Hamptons in Maryland on the way. This is one of those Hamptons and it has a Eastern Elevator2018-04-10 02:33:30
Fire Alarm At Trump International Hotel DC & A Handi Lift at BLT Prime
We went to Washington DC for the last part of Spring Break as we had finally gotten approved for a White House Tour for this past Saturday and after our morning tour, we went to Trump's DC Hotel to have brunch at the restaurant there which is BLT Prime. While we were there, the fire alarm went off, luckily it was actually a false alarm but we recorded the alarm and messages as I know several here on YT like the different sounding fire alarms. We also got to ride the Handi Lift in the restaurant so we filmed that as well. Hope ya'll enjoy this video. Ironically this was on the same day that there was a real fire at the Trump Tower in NYC. Praying for the family of the one who lost his life in that fire and wishing the firefighters who were hurt a speedy recovery.2018-04-09 02:33:30
Hilton Garden Inn Crabtree Valley Mall Area Raleigh NC Hotel Tour
We stayed here at the beginning of Spring Break when we went to Raleigh for the Ham Fest dad likes to go to. Overall I would actually have to say this is much nicer than the Hampton Inn next door which is also nice but this is a definite upgrade. Hope You enjoy the tour. I had trouble processing the file which parts of it seemed to be corrupted but I managed to get most of it processed. I didn't get the first elevator ride processed but the 2nd elevator did ok in the editing process.2018-04-05 02:33:29
Oceanfront Litchfield Inn
My grandmother used to work for the Litchfield Company so this video is dedicated to her and my grandfather. One of the hotels that they have stayed at in the past (before I was born)2018-04-05 02:33:29
Hampton Inn Georgetown Marina South Carolina
Otis Series 1 with red button2018-04-05 02:33:29
Applewood House of Pancakes Schindler Elevator
This building has several businesses in it such as Applewood Restaurant which btw is very good and highly recommended if anyone is in the area. This is located in Pawley's Island / Litchfield Beach area in SC. For more information, you can check out their website at
2018-04-05 02:33:28
Scrubby's Carwash Murrells Inlet (looks a lot like Spongebob)
This is a carwash we went to while at the beach over Spring Break. Never really watched Spongebob but I have seen pictures of the character and the mascot for this carwash could be spongebob's cousin or brother etc Hope ya'll enjoy the video for the ones who like carwashes. We got the special that included everything for $202018-04-05 02:33:28
Old Cameron Jail in Cameron NC
Over Spring Break we went through Cameron and stopped to browse through the antiques stores there and The Muse Brothers Market has a neat exhibit in the backyard. The Old Cameron Jail that was built in 1880's and was operational until the 1920's. A piece of history for sure. If interested in seeing more photos we took that is not included in the video, you can visit my facebook photo album at 02:33:27
For Cherie Berry & Ryan Home2 Suites in Durham / Chapel Hill
My friend Ryan got to meet Cherie Berry and ride the Dover elevator at NCDOL and got to see the motor for the elevator as well. Thank you Cherie Berry for taking the time to give Ryan that treat! This Home2 Suites has a color photo of Cherie Berry in the elevator instead of the usual black and white print out of the inspection dates of elevator. Hope you enjoy this video Ryan.2018-04-02 02:33:27
10 Million Views Milestone: Special Dedication To Mrs. Fillmer
Special thanks to my viewers and subscribers for the milestone of reaching ten million views for my YouTube Channel. Thank you so much for watching! For the ones who have written me either via email or letter to let me know what these videos mean to you; it means a lot to me that you took the time to share that with me. I'm so thankful to the Lord that He has used my hobby and interest in elevators and hotels to bring enjoyment and inspiration to others. I also thank the Lord for blessing me with so many friendships that I wouldn't have if I didn't have this particular hobby. I want to dedicate this video to Mrs. Fillmer, who is my college advisor, as a special thank you for all she had done for me. She has encouraged and helped me a lot on my journey of navigating through High School and preparing for college.2018-04-01 02:33:26
Hampton Inn in Roxboro NC For Shawn & Johnathon
A double dedication as Shawn had requested a Dover elevator and also wanted to dedicate this to Johnathon Smith. Thanks for watching my videos and hope you enjoy the video.2018-04-01 02:33:26
2017 Christmas Tree Lighting at Grove Park Inn Asheville NC
Throw Back Thursday Video - this past Christmas Tree Lighting at the historic Grove Park Inn. This has been a childhood tradition of our family. Decided to upload this as a #TBT video because the weather seems to think we are still in Winter mode :)2018-03-22 02:33:25
JW Clay University City Park & Ride CATS Parking Deck Glass Elevators
Here are the parking deck elevators at JW Clay University City Station of Lynx Blue Line Light Rail Park and Ride Transit System. These are pretty nice Otis elevators as they are glass and give you a glimpse of the elevator shaft while you are riding the elevator. Check my playlist for the light rail videos of the Lynx Blue Line light rail at this link 02:33:25
Happy Birthday ems318 More Footage of Lynx Blue Line
Happy Birthday Eric. Hope your day was a great one. Here is some more footage from the new extension Lynx Blue Line. Mostly took from overhead bridge at JW Clay University Station. links to other 2 videos we took of the new extension of this light rail system on opening day on Friday March 16 are below
2018-03-18 02:33:24
A Green Saint Patrick's Day At Sam's Xpress Carwash
Took the car through a carwash today in Huntersville. Got a pretty good deal with top wash for $17 which includes 2 carwashes (bring the receipt back within 4 days and enter code to get the 2nd carwash)2018-03-17 02:33:24
CATS Lynx Blue Line Full Trip From UNC Charlotte Main to 485-South Blvd
Mom & I were out and about running some errands and since we were in the area, we decided to stop and check out the elevators at the JW Clay University City Station for the CATS Lynx Blue Line which is part of the new extension of the light rail that opened on Friday, March 16th and while we were there, we met a family in the parking deck who were finished with their day passes that they had purchased & they offered those day passes to us so we took them up on that offer and took a ride which mom filmed part of but our camera ran out of memory so that video only has from JW Clay University City Station to 36th Street Station. Link to that video is at this link We met up with dad, whose iPhone was fully charged and had enough memory to film a ride and he felt like I did about making good use of the free day passes :) So with all that being said, here is ride two of opening day of the new extension line which is a complete full trip from UNC Charlotte Main Station to 485 South Blvd. Hope you enjoy it.2018-03-17 02:33:23
Lynx Blue Line New Extension Opening Day March 16th 2018
Today the extension of Lynx Blue Line opened in Charlotte, NC. We were out and about running errands and decided to just go by and check out the elevator at the new JW Clay University City Station since we were in the area and then we ended up taking a ride so enjoy this little preview of the new extension of the Lynx Blue Line of CATS. I was thinking JW Clay University City Station was the last stop of the extension but I was wrong there is one more stop and until the camera's memory storage gets full you can tag along with us from JW Clay University City Station til about 36th Street Station. Eric at 16:19 in video, you see an AMTRAK train passing us on the railroad tracks. For a full complete ride from UNC Charlotte Main to 485 South Blvd check out this link 02:33:23
By Request From Brodie Zenner
Happy Birthday Brodie - I know this is a day early and you requested a Dover Impulse but I haven't found another one of those of late so I pulled from my archives and came up with this elevator video that I haven't uploaded yet from our trip over Christmas Break. It's not Dover impulse but still a good elevator. Hope you have a great birthday and thanks for watching2018-03-14 02:33:23
7 Eleven Exxon Gas Station RYKO Car Wash System
This is for the "Ryko Channel" or better known as The Elevator Channel since he does a lot of Ryko car washes. Hope you like this video Jacob, I thought of you when I saw this car wash was a Ryko System.2018-03-03 02:33:22
View of Air Force One Flying Over Our House From Billy Graham Funeral
Video is one dad took of Air Force One flying over our house which had taken off from the National Guard Station near Charlotte Douglas AIrport a few minutes before where President Trump & First Lady Melania Trump had attended the funeral of Reverend Billy Graham.2018-03-02 02:33:22
Home2 Suites in Winston Salem NC Haynes Mall Location
This was another stop on Winter Break. Nice Kone Elevators2018-02-23 02:33:21
One of the World's Smallest Police Stations
Another Roadside America stop on my Winter Break. Ridgeway SC is home to one of the world's smallest police stations. The old police station used to be the town's well until 1940 when it was converted into the police station which was replaced in 1990 with a new police station twice its size next door. The police station has a emergency phone when not manned that is located beside the building. For information on this Roadside America stop, visit the website at 02:33:21
Remembering Billy Graham at the Billy Graham Library 2/21/18
I paid my respects to Billy Graham by taking the Journey of Faith tour at BGL today where the trees are starting to blossom on a spring like day. Makes me think of Billy's new chapter in life - his first day in Heaven as "a hero of the faith" has gone home to be with the Lord. Billy said when he died, he would just be changing his address (from an earthly home to his heavenly home.) We'll miss you Billy Graham. Thank you for your ministry and leading people to Christ. For more information about the BGL check out their website at 02:33:20
New Hotel Chain: Legacy Suites With Schindler 3300 Alarm Flashing
This is a brand new hotel chain that according to their website has just 3 locations in the US so far. This one is located in Rock Hill, SC. There is another one in Greenville, SC and the other one is located in the state of Louisiana. You can check out their website at They do have business & fitness centers, market shop and guest laundry but no pool. I'm thinking they are comparable to Hilton's Tru brand. This location has a Schindler 3300 elevator which ran smooth and had something interesting happen that I had not experienced before in Schindler 3300, for some reason when we got in, the alarm button was on with no alarm sounds then the button started flashing off and on. The regular sounds of the door and floor passing chimes were on and sounded normal like the Schindler 3300 model does. Welcome to the hotel business Legacy Suites. I wish you the best in your endeavors.2018-02-21 02:33:20
Autec Soft Touch Car Wash in Blythewood SC
We stopped to get gas in Blythewood over my Winter Break travels and saw this carwash at the BP Gas Station and since the car was needing a wash, we decided to try it out.2018-02-20 02:33:19
Otis Elevators At Spring Hill Suites In Winston Salem, NC
We stopped in Winston Salem on our Winter Break and explored the new Home2 Suites there and across the street was this Spring Hill Suites so we thought we pop in and explore that one as well. I'll be uploading a couple more videos from Winter Break over the course of this week. Winter Break was just Fri and Mon so only got a few videos to upload from that. Enjoyed the much needed break from school work just enjoying being with my family but we did get a few hotels in for ya'll.2018-02-19 02:33:19
Hampton Inn Kernersville NC
On our Sunday drive we ended up stopping here to explore this Hampton Inn.2018-02-18 02:33:18
Vintage Shell Oil Clam Gas Station: A Roadside America Stop
Taking a Sunday drive today with my grandfather, we stopped at one of the "Roadside America's worthy of a detour." stops that is located in Winston-Salem, NC. It is the last shell station structure still standing that they made back in the 1930's. More info on this can be found at this link 02:33:18
Taking A Few Moments To Enjoy Simple Pleasures
Thought this was a neat water fountain at the restaurant we ate at today and thought in this chaotic world we live in that it might be nice to share just a few moments of the simple pleasure of watching a water fountain. Hope ya'll enjoy it.2018-02-17 02:33:17
Hampton Inn in Morristown TN Right off I-81
Another video from last year's fall break.2018-02-04 02:33:17
Dedicated To My Pop-Pop: New Hampton Inn in Fayetteville, NC
This video is dedicated to the memory of my Pop-Pop who we lost yesterday as he went home to be with the Lord in Heaven. He developed complications from surgery for his broken hip which he broke a couple of weeks ago when he took a fall. I'll miss you Pop-Pop, say hello to Grandmother Medlin for me.2018-02-01 02:33:16
Hampton Inn In Newport TN
We popped into this one when it was kind of busy with late check ins so just uploading first elevator for this upload as we got this in before everybody started needing the elevators :)2018-01-29 02:33:16
Hampton Inn in Bellevue TN - Nashville I 40 West
Going through some files and realized I still had a few videos to upload from Fall Break of last year. Here is the video we did at this Hampton in Bellevue near Nashville TN2018-01-27 02:33:15
1st Car Wash of 2018: Clean Ride Express Concord, NC
With the snow we had this week, we decided it would be a good idea to drop by the car wash and get my car washed so we went to Clean Ride Express which we had done several years back but someone had commented that they had gotten a new system in so we thought another visit would be in order and we were in the area today so here it is. We got the Manager's Special which was $20 but you get two car washes (you redeem the extra one within 4 days of purchase) for that price so I think it was a pretty good deal. For more info on this car wash, here is their website link and if you're interested in the video we did here several years back, here is that link 02:33:15
A Revisit To The Inn At Christmas Place In Pigeon Forge, TN
We stayed here before back in 2013 and did a full hotel tour back then. To see that tour, here is the link to that video We stayed here over my Thanksgiving Break this past November when we went up to PF for the holiday. My grandfather was with us and he had never stayed here before so we decided it was time for him to do that. :) We enjoyed it very much. The Singing Santa actually gave a concert while we were there which was a lot of fun. I have visited this Santa several times throughout my childhood at the Christmas Place store in PF so it was neat to actually see one of his concerts at the Inn. This Santa is played by Dean Townsend who is also known for singing Southern Gospel which you get a sampling of his singing in this video. You can also see more of him at this link Hope ya'll enjoy the video which includes a tour of the room we stayed in. I had forgotten to upload this during the Christmas season but better late than never I suppose. For more info on this place, you can visit their website at 02:33:14
Dover Elevator At Hampton Inn Harrisonburg VA University Location
These have the Dover Chirp2018-01-08 02:33:14
Otis Series 5 Elevators At Hampton Inn Harrisonburg VA Off I-81
I believe Dieselducy filmed these back in 2009 and they have been slightly updated since then.2018-01-07 02:33:13
Otis Series 1 Elevator At Hampton Inn In South Hill VA
I liked how well designed this Hampton Inn is. It has a cozy atmosphere & decor. I also liked their Otis Series 1 elevator. Pool and fitness center is located out back2018-01-05 02:33:13
Museum of the Bible's Impact of the Bible In America Tour Segment
For those who are interested, this is part of the guided tour we took at MOTB in Washington DC. This tour concentrated on the impact of the Bible's influence through out American History. Included is the Liberty Bell and Uncle Tom's Cabin book plus one of 12 surviving microfiche of KJV Bible that went to the moon and back. Photos we took at the MOTB are posted on my FB page at
2018-01-04 02:33:12
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:
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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