“Tower, This is Ghostrider Requesting A Fly-by”

When I was in high school, back before he totally went off his rocker and started jumping on couches, I was head over heels in love with Tom Cruise!  I thought he was the dreamiest!  And I didn’t think there could ever be a better movie than Top Gun!  Still love Top Gun, but I’ve pretty much lost that loving feeling for Tom.

top_gun.jpgDuring my college years, when I was just an amateur stalker, one of my friends happened to know the location of Kelly McGillis’ house from Top Gun, so, of course, I had to stalk it!  Since I had yet to meet my boyfriend at that time, I had to drag my parents to this filming location.  The house is located in Oceanside, near San Diego, and is an adorable little beach house.  The citizens of Oceanside have been fighting for years to stop a hotel development company from tearing the house down – so if you are a Top Gun  fan, you better stalk it while you still can!

top_gun_001.jpgPaying homage to their San Diego filming location, Maverick’s helmet, dog tags and a few other Top Gun memorabilia items are enshrined in a case at the Hard Rock Cafe,  located just a few miles away in La Jolla.

The restaurant from Top Gun  is also located in San Diego, but I will save that location for a future post.  🙂  

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  🙂

Stalk It:  The Top Gun house is located in Oceanside, about 30 miles north of San Diego, at 102 Pacific Drive, overlooking the beach.  The Hard Rock Cafe – La Jolla can be found at 909 Prospect Avenue, #100, at the corner of Prospect and Fay. 

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One response to ““Tower, This is Ghostrider Requesting A Fly-by”

  1. I came across your post when I did a search for Top Gun. Honestly, I have no idea what I was specifically looking for in regards to Top Gun. It’s still one of my favorite movies of all time. And that image of the house is great. I hope that house stays there…

    Awww the memories of seeing this movie when I was a kid…

    Thanks for posting this.

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