Music (duh--but especially American mountain music, blues, and early C&W), history (I know that sounds vague but I'll research _anything_, just for fun), sewing & quilting, painting little wooden things, square-dancing when the opportunity arises. I've collected horse figurines for years and occasionally repaint them, make tiny saddles for them, photograph them, and enter them in shows (just like real horse shows but on a tabletop in a rented hall). I *love* road trips--I don't like flying because you can't see where you were in between point A and point B. My dad and I are antique car buffs. I used to do Civil War (American, that is) reenacting and would again if I had an excuse (I've got fabric for a new day dress . . . ).
Mostly, I think it all boils down to being an irrepressible history fanatic.