Wednesday morning I headed out to a family run business in Lacombe. The company processes four varieties of potatoes, and even has a contract with Old Dutch to make potato chips.
It was cold, damp and dark, but the Scholing family was eager to host Alison Redford, the bus and her entourage. Let's not forget about the gaggle of cameras, and reporters.
Of course we all wanted to talk to Redford, but for the first time in the campaign, I bumped into Doug Griffiths.
The PC MLA from Battle-River Wainwright is in his 3rd provincial election campaign, and no doubt it's his most interesting.
Griffiths first won in a 2002 by-election, when PC incumbent Butch Fischer was embroiled in an ethics commissioner investigation into a real estate deal. Fischer left office.
I remember when Griffiths won his seat. He came to the Alberta legislature the youngest member of the PC caucus, an enthusiastic teacher from rural Alberta eager to put his stamp on Alberta.
He not so quietly sat in the back benches of caucus until he sought the leadership of the PC party. He didn't win, but he caught the attention of the party for his youthful take of the issues, and was rewarded with a spot in Alison Redford's cabinet.
I wondered how the campaign was going in his part of the province and took the opportunity ask. Griffiths told me, that surprisingly, the mood was pretty much the same as it had been in previous elections.
He told me the issues we've been hearing about like land owner rights, and the "no meet" committee, hadn't taken hold in Battle River Wainwright.
"Unless people have been lying to me," he said he didn't think much had changed.
He explained that after he had a chance to talk to people one on one about questions they may have raised such as land rights for example, voters were more than satisfied. He said they left their conversation appearing to be "very supportive and they take a button, so in my mind it's looking very strong."
Despite Griffith's confident demeanor, there is no doubt that things in other parts of Alberta have changed, and voters are thinking long and hard about how to vote.
So I asked Griffiths if, over the course of the acrimonious campaign, he or his party had learned anything.
After all, I said, the PCs have been in office for 40 straight years. He looked, he listened, he paused. I eagerly anticipated his reply.
"I remember a Winston Churchill quote", he began, "which said that lies get around the world, before the truth gets its pants on."
He went on to talk about how his party needs to use the media more to get its messages out before fear takes hold of people.
I was a bit perplexed. This was the same message given to Ed Stelmach after his leadership review in 2009.
There certainly have been a lot of messages in this campaign. In fact, at times this whole campaign has been about messages, on twitter, on Facebook, on Youtube, and in the forums.
The clearest message will be delivered to all parties, on election night.