There was a time when families would get together to converge at the grave site and respect their dead, cleaning off the gravestones. This is a time gone by, but cemeteries are a wonderful place to visit, Hollywood Forever is no exception. Besides the celebrity attraction, the monuments for lay folk are impressive as well. The Fairbanks pond, the Johnny Ramone monument are all wonderful attractions. Usually the days are pleasant and comfortable. Make sure to check out the asian burial section, beautiful statues of buddha abound there. One word of warning, on my last trip, there is a mausoleum in the center of a lake that has one bridge connecting. I was trapped on that island by a very large goose that nests near by. Every time I would approach he would peck at me, and I didn't want to attack him to make him go away. I had to wait for the security guard to come and get his attention before I could actually make a running leap over the goose. Not fun. The only negative aspect to an otherwise fine day. In addition, at night during the warmer months, Hollywood Forever will play older films on the walls and it's a great time. Check it out.