True, it is always polite to ask. A mother’s wisdom is invaluable. But in this situation, and I have to repeat myself, when you ask, I'm quite sure there will be no "if" involved here. It's a given. Just goes to show how humble you are.
Webbie, you are incredibly selfless in what you've done here for TS and the SMFs world wide. Your time, energy and generosity are exemplary. In essence, when you are documenting this show, you are working on your vacation. I mean look at what you said previously. The most important criteria for a place to stay was whether or not there was Internet access. IMHO, some other reasons you are doing that is because:
A) You're an incredibly generous person
B) You are a true SMF through and through
C) The Boyz are important to you, and this is another way of showing them just how much.
So go ahead and ask, but don't be surprised when someone looks at you as if you have two heads for even asking. The answer is simply an no brainer.
D(onna) (who is no way affiliated with the maintenace or upkeep of this website.)