Legend has it that Captain Richard Barter, the famed Lake Tahoe hermit who lived in a shack on the lake's only island, kept the toes he lost during a boating accident in a box. And upon being asked by visitors what the strange, gray objects were, Captain Dick would simply respond, “Them’s my toes.”
Perhaps in a tribute to Captain Dick, your best friend just put something else in a box (an engagement ring! Come on, he's not Justin Timberlake), presented it to his special lady, and now, will presumably be living a much-less-hermit-like lifestyle as a result.
So really, if you think about it like that, what better place to take your boy to celebrate said accomplishment than Captain Dick’s final resting place: Lake Tahoe, home to some of the world’s best skiing, gambling, and party people ready to help send him off in style.