Subject: Re North American Ice Cream Itinerary

My vote for a great ice cream place is in Forest Hills, NY where I grew up. Witt's was originally founded in 1909, and became Eddie's Sweet Shop about 30 years ago. It retains many of its original, traditional characteristics. You can choose from 22 flavors which are made on site, and also from a variety of floats, sundaes and other ice cream dishes.

Eddie's Sweet Shop, 10529 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375, 718-520-8514

My dear girlfriend, who still lives in Forest Hills and I went for ice cream the last visit "home" and sat in the same booth (with the same leather seats) that my husband and I had our first date when we were 14/15 years old.

Am planning a trip to Forest Hills the early part of July and you KNOW we'll make a visit to Eddie's. Hopefully they won't be closed -- they usually close for two or three weeks for family vacation and have for years and years... Will call ahead (see phone number above).

Bonnie in Port Richey, FL