Childress is a small Texas town found on Highway 287 about 2 hours east of Amarillo. With a population of about 6100, Childress meets my personal definition of a small town. You know, a town with one post office and no shopping mall. A town where the people are friendly, main street is charming and they have only one high school. One of my favorite things about Childress is Fair Park. It’s a well maintained park with a nice playground, an overnight RV park and a pretty little lake. For many, many years, I drove through Childress on my way to Dallas without seeing the park. All it took was a left turn and a few blocks over — there was this great little park.