Deer Valley has changed over the years. Even though some changes seem unnecessary, there were plenty of what I think are good changes like the path around the lake. They also do recycling and composting now. In addition to stacking your plates at the end of a meal, you are supposed to put all compost items on a green plate. They have fancy composting bins now and everyone has access to them.
Changes aside, it is still Deer Valley and has the same atmosphere. The world seems to stay still for the time you are there and veryone is your friend.
I left just before 10PM and picked up Max at 11:25PM. He was excited to see me of course. This was his 2nd practice run being boarded at work. Next time, an entire week. Good luck Max!