I quite enjoyed the view of Denali provided by the friendly folks at Talkeetna Air Taxi. The town itself is quaint and interesting and rumored to have been the inspiration for the town in that "Northern Exposure" show. I have a CD I like from Larry Zarella, Talkeetna-based singer-songwriter. I think I could probably settle down there, and live out my retirement from my public service job, assuming I didn't get thrown in the clink first.
So, Ted, think about it. Although, I have to say, losing your election is one wicked bad birthday present, eh?