We need a vacation - badly. Don't have a lot of time for a dream trip out west, but I thought we could look into the Okefenokee & surrounds. When is a good time to go - not blisteringly hot, no sand flies, no horse flies that will fly off with my kids, etc. ? How long should we plan on staying to see it all? It looks like this is not a current topic, also, so I hope someone has some good info about the area. I know nothing about this area at all, other than it is on my list of places to see. What else do I need to know about going there? I will look at a AAA Guide and probably a guide book from the library before going. I have no idea if this is a good trip for sometime between now and Nov. Thank you!!!