The visit to Radnor Lake State Park is actually a continuation of a visit earlier in the morning to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville. Radnor Lake is also considered Nashville but its actually closer to Green Hills and is in the less populated part of the city. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o> But first I need to stop by and see a special friend who is at Select Specialty Hospital (attached to Baptist Hospital in Nashville). Its only 1.9 miles from Bicentennial Mall so it will be a short ride. <o></o> <o></o> Leaving the park and jumping back on James Robertson Parkway West (or south). <o></o> Pulling in about 4 minutes later into the parking garage. <o></o> Spending some time with my friend Clarence. He had a tumor removed from the back of his brain about 8 weeks ago. The surgery went great and we were looking forward to a quick recovery and having him back home. Mentally he is as sharp as ever but something went wrong with his lungs and they couldnt get him off the ventilator. So for 6 weeks he was in ICU, much of the time sedated. About 2 weeks ago he began making good strides toward recovery. A week or so ago he was moved to this hospital which specialized in lung therapy as well as helping him regain control over the use of his tongue and throat muscles. (I told him that I thought it was women who needed help learning to control their tongues.) He is smart enough not to agree with me out loud. <o></o> Clarence is special to me as weve been friends for many years. He has a daughter and five sons who are all quality people. Hes also the only person who has raised a son good enough for my oldest daughter. Theyve been married for 3 years now. <o></o> I know this is a ride report but every now and then you need to hear about good people going through tough times and winning.